Get to know the Intersex Pride Flag
Year of creation: 2013
Creator: Morgan Carpenter (He/ Him), the executive officer of Intersex Human Rights Australia
Besides designing the Intersex Pride Flag and raising awareness for the rights of intersex individuals, the Intersex Day project was created and 26 October was established as Intersex Awareness Day.
What is the meaning behind the design of the Intersex Pride Flag?
- The purple circle symbolizes the idea of unbrokenness and wholeness. It represents that intersex individuals have the right to bodily autonomy.
- The inspiration for the colour yellow came from the documentary Yellow for Hermaphrodite, which focuses on the New Zealand Intersex activist Mani Bruce Mitchell.
When Mitchell was a kid, their hair was described as a lemon colour. When Mitchell grew up, they decided to call their hair colour yellow.
It’s crucial to own the autonomy of an Intersex person, as it represents that they can reclaim bodily and identity autonomy. The identity of intersex people is not shameful, they also deserve to be seen and heard.