What is the Intersex pride flag and what does it mean?| Updated on
Intersex pride flag
Intersex people are born with variations in sex characteristics — including chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones, or genitals — which make it difficult to classify them as traditionally male or female. It’s a misconception that all intersex folks have both male and female genitalia; instead, non-physical traits, such as hormonal or chromosomal variations, are much more common.
Intersex folks can have any sexual orientation or gender identity, but are often included in the LGBTQ+ umbrella because they tend to also face discrmination in their daily lives.
The intersex flag was designed in 2013 by Morgan Carpenter of Intersex Human Rights Australia.
Meaning behind the flag:
- Purple and yellow are intentionally used as colours that don’t reinforce gender stereotypes
- The circle symbolises wholeness and completeness
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