Intersex for Workplaces
At a time where many workplaces have visible pride initiatives and networks, it’s very easy to gloss over what the I in LGBTIQ+ means. It is a complicated issue to navigate and one that is often misunderstood. It is very important to recognise that supporting LGBTQ+ people and supporting Intersex people are very different things.
Intersex people have their own distinct pride flag which is yellow with a purple circle. While some intersex people may identify with the “rainbow” pride flag, the intersex flag has its own unique meaning and is inclusive of intersex people who do not identify as a part of the the rainbow community. Whilst some intersex people might have an LGBTQ identity, not all do, so it is important to consider displaying the intersex pride flag alongside the rainbow pride flag where possible. The Darlington Statement is an important document for all organisations to be familiar with and implementing and enforcing this is a meaningful demonstration of support for intersex rights and the work of activists.