Pride Month Special: Pride Flag Gets Redesigned To Include Intersex Community
This Pride Month, the Pride flag has officially been given a more inclusive update to include the intersex community.
Since its creation in 1978 by Gilbert Baker, the Pride flag has undergone numerous revisions to represent the multiple identities within the LGBTQ+ community. In 2018, Daniel Quasar added more stripes to the classic Pride flag to make it more inclusive. Black and Brown stripes have also been added to represent queer people of colour. Now, a new design has been created by DIVA columnist and member of Intersex Equality Rights UK Valentino Vecchietti in support of the intersex community, reports Pop Buzz.
The new flag incorporates the traditional intersex flag itself, which features a purple circle on a bright yellow background. The flag was created in July 2013 by Morgan Carpenter of Intersex Human Rights Australia.
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“I made it as part of Intersex Equality Rights UK’s intersex visibility and inclusion campaign. My redesign brings together Morgan Carpenter’s and (Tony Briffa’s) intersex flag design from 2013, and Daniel Quasar’s Pride Progress flag design of 2018,” Valentino told GAY TIMES.
According to Intersex Society of North America, “Intersex is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male. For example, a person might be born appearing to be female on the outside, but having mostly male-typical anatomy on the inside.”
Pride month is dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community and it is all about people coming together and celebrating love. Discussions about how far the community has come, honouring the struggles people have gone through, encouraging being comfortable in one’s own skin – Pride Month is all about this. To sum it up, it is a celebration of the LGBTQA+ community.