Gender Symbol

Mars symbol male Venus symbol female

Symbolize: 

Gender: Male and Female

Derived form the astrological symbol for mars and venus, hence the classical saying “men are from Mars women are from Venus”

History

The symbols have been used since the Renaissance used to denote the metal of iron and copper. First used to denote sex of plants by Carl Linnaus in 1751 of sexes of cross-breeds as pants are hermaphroditic. Scientific publication use the symbols to indicate the sex of an individual, However squares and circulars have become common place.

Variation of symbol for the different genders:

 Mercury symbol.svg From the symbol of Mercury (U+263F ). This symbol is used to indicate a virgin female (for example, in genetic analysis). Also used in botany to indicate flower with both male and female reproductive organs. Mercury is one traditional symbol used by intersex people; a usage that derives from Hermaphroditus of Greek mythology
⚥ From the female and male symbols (U+26A5 ). Intersex or transgender.
Gendersign.svg Another transgender symbol, a combination of the male and female sign with a third, combined arm representing non-binary transgender people (Unicode: U+26A7 ).

Other gender symbols in Unicode and table 4.1+:

 

Female homosexuality symbol.svg (U+26A2): Double female sign, often used to symbolize lesbianism.
Male homosexuality symbol.svg (U+26A3): Double male sign, used since the 1970s to represent gay men.
Heterosexuality symbol.svg (U+26A4): Interlocked male and female sign, used since the 1970s to represent gay liberation.Today it might also be used by a heterosexual who is aware of the diversity between men and women
Transgender symbol 1.svg (U+26A6): Male with stroke sign, used as a symbol for transgender.
U+26A8.svg (U+26A8): Vertical male with stroke sign. It means ‘other’ gender.
U+26A9.svg (U+26A9): Horizontal male with stroke sign. It also means ‘other’ gender.
Asexual symbol.svg (U+26AA): Medium white circle base, used as a symbol for asexuality, sexless or genderless (neuter).
Gender-Symbol Neutrois Alternative dark transparent Background.png (U+26B2): Neuter. This is in fact the shape of the original (medieval) “Venus” symbol (depicting a hand mirror), the additional horizontal bar being of modern date.

male and female symbol

Interlocked male and female sign, used since the 1970s to represent gay liberation.Today it might also be used by a heterosexual who is aware of the diversity between men and women

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