New Lesbian Emoji Instagram Account Has Come to Save Us All

Carmen’s Team Pick:

When it comes to the classic emoji keyboard collection, there’s a couple things that are notably missing – more representations of people of color, anything resembling a popping bottle, and, well, lesbians. Luckily @lesbianemojis is here to save us all, sort of.

Designer Kimberly Linn showcases hilarious lesbian emojis – including fish tacos, Tegan & Sara albums, and a U-Haul truck – that I would 100% give anything to use in daily conversation on the @lesbianemojis Instagram page. Suddenly, I’m alive with the dream of spending an entire month using exclusively gay emoticon images to communicate with humans.

They’re not available as actual emoji yet, but soon you’ll be able to buy prints and simulate the gayest conversation online since Facebook’s really gay pride sticker collection via snail-mail by sending them back and forth to someone you love. And until your emoji keyboard speaks to you, they’ll help you keep on dreaming.

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Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

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  1. And if Kimberly Linn is really smart, she will team up with Autostraddle and give A+ subscribers a coupon code for these. And everyone wins all the riches! Thanks for sharing these – the Home Depot one made me LOL (I was there just yesterday…)

    • I am there 5 days a week…..working in the garden dept. I have lots of lesbian couples as customers, but they don’t know I am a translesbian! I always give them warm and friendly special service, because I feel connected to them.

  2. Sounds like it might be time for me to move beyond this emoticon :-P and various combinations of curly brackets…

  3. I came across this gem the other day, and I gotta say I think my life is pretty much complete now.

  4. I first saw these on twitter through the Huffington Post gay account. They are absolutely fantastic, too amusing and accurate!

  5. Reason 9790846 that this my happy place. And and and I want to see a pillow princess emoji. Like a pillow with a tiara! ;)

  6. Excuse the hell out of them, but where is the Nordic wonderland known as IKEA? The paradise of cheap cute stuff that they sometimes manufacture in developed countries, with 10/hour minimum wage, feminist ads, and is known in parlance as “Dykea.”

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