I had to think about this. Our TG sisters are currently embraced by the Pride community and flag. At the moment the pride flag that represents the community is the rainbow flag, it has six colors. Originally it had eight colors, was then amended to six colors. There was a version with black and brown added, to highlight those of color, but universally the six stripes is the most common and recognizable.
The beginnings of this was about recognition of sexuality but went on to become representative of trans people and in what seems a blink of an eye the whole of gender identity. From LGB it is now LGTBQIA and growing by the month. There are also about 76 gender identities and also growing. Recently there has been a Trans gender flag created and in the last London Pride, intersex unveiled a flag this year. How long will it be for more and more flags to be created. It can become confusing.
Where do crossdressers enter into this and should they be part of the trans group or the rainbow community or go it alone.
Is crossdressing gender identity by which you identify as the opposite sex when dressed, that would cover gender fluid or perhaps Trans, if so you are in the rainbow community, if your sexuality is gay or Bi then you are in, If you are a heterosexual person whos gender identity is that they were born with and just enjoys wearing clothes of the opposite sex, the jury is out as your gender identity and sexual identity is that of birth and you are proud to be that way. However, as a crossdresser who likes to go out and even maybe present full time, yet still identify as male, the sex you were born and identify as heterosexual, you still have a stigma attached and have the same difficulties of acceptance as the rainbow community, discriminated against and vilified and probably more so. With that do you have the same rights as a trans person as you aren’t identifying as trans.
It is confusing for the crossdressing community as not only are they sometimes looked down on by some in society they are also looked down on by an organisation that could be protecting their rights. So effectively we are on our own. So it would be logical, if this is a want, to have a banner or emblem such as a flag to show we are here.