Intersex flag

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Intersex flag

The Intersex flag was created in July 2013 by Intersex Human Rights Australia (then known as Organisation Intersex International Australia) to create a flag "that is not derivative, but is yet firmly grounded in meaning". The organisation describes yellow and purple as "hermaphrodite" colours. The circle is described as "unbroken and unornamented, symbolising wholeness and completeness, and our potentialities. We are still fighting for bodily autonomy and genital integrity, and this symbolises the right to be who and how we want to be."[1]

The organisation describes it as freely available "for use by any intersex person or organisation who wishes to use it, in a human rights affirming community context".[1]

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The flag has been utilised by a range of media and human rights organisations.[2][3][4][5][6] In June 2018, intersex activists took part in Utrecht Canal Pride, waving the flag.

In May 2018, New Zealand became the first country where the intersex flag was raised outside the national parliament.[7][8][9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b An intersex flag, Intersex Human Rights Australia, 5 July 2013
  2. ^ Are you male, female or intersex? Archived 2016-09-23 at the Wayback Machine., Amnesty International Australia, 11 July 2013
  3. ^ Senate Inquiry reveals forced surgery on intersex children Archived 2013-11-10 at the Wayback Machine., Gay News Network, 25 September 2013
  4. ^ Intersex advocates address findings of Senate Committee into involuntary sterilisation Archived 2016-01-15 at the Wayback Machine., Gay News Network, 28 October 2013
  5. ^ Historic intersex rights inquiry in Senate Archived 2014-06-20 at the Wayback Machine., Star Observer, 26 March 2014.
  6. ^ Stofna Intersex Ísland Archived 2015-01-01 at the Wayback Machine., Morgunblaðið, 26 June 2014.
  7. ^ Newshub staff (May 18, 2018). "New Zealand becomes first country to fly intersex flag at Parliament". Newshub. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  8. ^ Gattey, Megan (May 18, 2018). "New Zealand becomes the first country to fly intersex flag at Parliament". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  9. ^ Power, Shannon (May 21, 2018). "New Zealand is the first country to raise intersex flag outside parliament". Gay Star News. Retrieved 2018-06-24.