Kimberly Linn and Katie Streeter Design Emoticons to Support LGBT Community

By: Meghan Young - Jan 10, 2015
References: instagram & designtaxi
A series of Lesbian Emojis have been created in support of the LGBT community. Although the project was started for fun on Instagram, it has since launched into a larger series that is now for sale on iTunes. The Lesbian Emojis playfully depict certain stereotypes such as fish tacos, muscle tees and synced up cycles.

A collaborative effort between graphic designer and advertising executive Kimberly Linn and Katie Streeter, the Lesbian Emojis might not necessarily do anything to dispel these stereotypes, but they do bring a stronger sense of inclusion to the world of smartphones and social media. After all, who likes using completely general icons that are supposed to represent feelings, events and experiences? The Lesbian Emojis ensures that the LGBT community feel more represented in these particular realms.