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 an intersex colour, neither blue nor pink. Purple, too, has been used for the same purpose – including on this site.

“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 (he/him) is an intersex activist focusing on bodily diversity and bioethics. He founded the Intersex day project and is co-executive director of Intersex Human Rights Australia. He does a lot of advocacy work to help shape policy.

Sources

IHRA flag unveiling

morgancarpenter.com

Morgan Carpenter’s updated statement about the flag and its language