New Zealand becomes first country to fly intersex flag at Parliament

  • 18/05/2018
Jan Logie's photo of the flag.
Jan Logie's photo of the flag. Photo credit: Twitter/ Jan Logie

New Zealand has become the first country in the world to fly an intersex flag at Parliament.

The yellow and purple flag is one of four flags flying to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on May 16.

Intersex people are born with any of several variations in sex characteristics, such as chromosomes, sex hormones or genitals, which do not fit the definitions of typical male or female bodies.

The yellow and purple colours of the flag are both gender neutral.

Green MP Jan Logie tweeted an image of the flag, showing it alongside the rainbow, transgender, and bisexual flags.

"Flying the flag at Parliament yesterday was a formal acknowledgement that we see everyone, and as a House of Representatives we wish to represent everyone," she told Stuff.