Introduction

Intersex Flag, IHRA/OII

Intersex flag with a yellow field and a purple ring in the center.

Intersex Flag, IHRA/OII

Created by Morgan Carpenter on 5 July 2013.

Unveiled at oii.org.au (now ihra.org.au)

Definition

“A person born with any manner of supposed “ambiguity” in terms of gendered physical characteristics. This can include reproductive organs, genitals, hormones, chromosomes, or any combination thereof.”
– The Transgender Language Primer. See the full intersex definition.

Style Guide

This flag has a yellow (#FFD800) field and a purple ring (#7902AA) in the center.

Creative Commons Zero 1.0 Universal license

Meaning

“The colour yellow has long been regarded as the hermaphrodite colour, neither blue nor pink. […] The circle is 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.”
IHRA flag unveiling

About the Creator

“Morgan Carpenter is an advocate, researcher and consultant on bodily diversity issues, a Justice of the Peace in NSW, and a graduate and PhD candidate in bioethics at Sydney Health Ethics, the University of Sydney.

Morgan is a co-executive director of Intersex Human Rights Australia (formerly OII Australia), and founder of the Intersex Day project.”
morgancarpenter.com

Sources

IHRA flag unveiling