August 19th is Transgender Flag Day!

August 19th is known as Transgender Flag Day. Monica Helms’ original transgender pride flag was added to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History on August 19, 2014, fifteen years after being created in 1999. Monica’s original flag was first displayed during a 2000 Pride parade in Phoenix, Arizona.

Monica Helms is a Phoenix resident, Navy veteran, and founded the Transgender American Veterans Association.

According to Monica:
The stripes at the top and bottom are light blue, the traditional color for baby boys. The stripes next to them are pink, the traditional color for baby girls. The stripe in the middle is white, for those who are transitioning or consider themselves having a neutral or undefined gender.

I had it patterned in such a way that it’s always correct no matter which way you fly it.”

To celebrate Transgender Flag Day, Button Button is offering 19% off 1″ #IllGoWithYou buttons! Use the discount code FLAG at checkout!
(Discount is valid until 11:59PM [Pacific] on Friday, August 23rd.)

Image Description: Pile of small circular buttons featuring the #IllGoWithYou logo, which is black serifed text reading "#IllGoWithYou" centered on the button over the transgender pride flag, which is a light blue bar on top, followed by a light pink bar, a white bar in the middle, followed by another light pink bar, then another light blue bar at the bottom. Superimposed over the bottom right side of the picture is white serifed text reading "#IllGoWithYou 1" Buttons"

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