Friday, July 20, 2012

Why The Butterfly To Represent Trans People?

As you've seen on these electronic pages, you've seen the trans flag, the trans symbol and the trans symbol with a butterfly flying from or near it   So what's the meaning of the butterfly and its connection to the trans community? 

Glad you asked inquisitive TransGriot reader.

What the butterfly symbolizes is transformation or metamorphosis.

Basically a butterfly starts life in one stage, cocoons itself and while in that cocoon transforms into the beautiful insect that breaks out of it and becomes the winged creature you see fluttering around.

In a sense the transitions of transpeople are analogous.  We start our lives in our birth gender presentation and body configuration, go through transition, and then exit the other side of our transitions as the beautiful people we always were with the gender identification and body finally matching.for us to happily live our lives.

Many times you will see those butterflies in the trans community publications being pink, blue or purple with pink being the color. that symbolizes femininity and blue for masculinity and purple being a blending of the two.

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