These days so much communication is done in short quick messages. With these concise forms of communication often times a lot of subtle meanings get lost. Emojis help fill in those gaps. Emojis may seem trite, like something only teenagers use when communicating with each other, but more and more businesses are incorporating them into their communications tools. Even the most serious of productivity tools such as Slack or Microsoft Teams have the emoji functionality built in. Being able to talk about Transgender People and Transgender Issues openly in all avenues is such an important part of normalizing Transgender People. We cannot move forward as a society if we do not have the language to talk about these subjects that do push the boundaries.
The last few years have been a pivotal time for the Transgender Community, and you can see the ripple effects of it everywhere including within the inclusion of the trans flag emoji.