New approved emojis for later this year feature theme of gender inclusivity

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Some 117 new emojis, approved by the Unicode Consortium, will be rolled out later this year -- with the theme of gender inclusivity.

The new emojis include a transgender flag, gender-neutral Santa Claus and a man wearing a wedding veil.

Also featured are bubble tea, a human heart and a smiley face shedding a tear.

The "Italian Hand Gesture" is also included, which can be used to mean all kinds of things, depending on the context of course.

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