First Look: New Proposed Emojis Include Pregnant Man

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Friday July 16, 2021
Originally published on July 16, 2021

Emojipedia released a new batch of proposed emojis this week, which includes a pregnant man and a gender-neutral person wearing a crown.

The new emojis likely won't hit phones until later in the year if they are approved by vendors. Until then, users can vote on their favorite emojis to help decide which ones get approved.

All emoji designs are subject to change and revision by vendors before they are released but there is noticeably more representation for trans rights with gender-neutral emojis, climate change in the form of a coral emoji and a melting smiley face, the military with a saluting smiley face and even K-Pop fans in the form of a finger-hear emoji.

World Emoji Day is July 17, and the final approval of the emojis won't be decided until September.