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Make Sam Smith's tattoo the new non-binary flag

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A young boy, standing in his Mum’s pumps and his Dad’s pants, observes himself in the mirror of his soul.

“Who am I?

Pumps or pants?

Or am I….both?”

When Sam Smith came out, he gave a voice to the millions of non-binary folx around the world who are asking themselves similar questions. Not quite men or women, these brave they/thems, who ask only that we change our understanding of reality to make them feel more comfortable, have in Sam a Champion of Change.

Because of this, we propose that the flag for non-binary people--which at the moment is just a bunch of colours, one of which (yellow) has transphobic undertones-- be replaced by the stirring tattoo of young Sam looking confused while clomping about in stilettos.


My name is Ochre and my pronouns are ze/hir.

I am a non-binary teacher living in London.

I have designed this new Flag of Pride for all non-binary folx everywhere. It is using Sam Smith’s brilliant Coming Out Tattoo - it’s called ‘Reflections of Me’. I see the beautiful tattoo image as a reflection of the hardships and struggles of non-binary life, and our incredible difficulties in simply existing.

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