i got these for me and my old roomie a few yrs ago, we call em our “freakflagz” ::fistpump::
hand-screenprinted by hankycode on etsy.
worn in right pocket-is a drag king or queen
worn in left pocket- likes drag kings/ queens
The Hanky Code originated in the 1960s in a series of gay leather bars around Los Angles, California. In it’s infancy the code was used primarily by gay men, specifically those involved in the BDSM (bondage discipline sadomasochism) lifestyle. The Hanky Code functioned as a color coded system for communicating illegal or stigmatized sexual desires, within the construct of top and bottom, or dominate and submissive (signified by the pocket the hanky is worn in). These small colored garments lubricated the wearer’s navigation through sexual relations, while simultaneously responding to the dangers those sexual relations play in terms of identity, specifically within an environment of sexual oppression.