Symbols

Articles about intersex-related symbols and icons. For an introduction to these issues, see our page on the intersex flag

Phall-O-Meter

The “Phall-O-Meter”

  The Phall-O-Meter is a satirical representation of the way that clinicians have historically determined whether visibly intersex children should be assigned female (and subjected to feminising surgeries) or assigned male (and subjected to masculinising surgeries). It was created by the Intersex Society of North America, based on research by Susan Kessler (1998): In general,…
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Intersex flag

An intersex flag

We have struggled with symbols used to denote intersex people, so Morgan created one that is free for the world to use.

Our Logo

Our Logo

WE have been asked to explain why our logo looks the way it does and to justify apparently controversial design choices like setting it in lower case instead of upper case. Why no icon for intersex? The answer is simple – there is no such thing as a universal pictorial language. If there was, humanity would…
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