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    The intergender flag
    Actuallyintersex's intergender flag
    The original intergender flag
    The intergender symbol

    Intergender is a gender between male and female or a gender that is partially male and/or female, but it does not necessarily have to be. It can modify someone’s gender identity (i.e. intergender paragirl) or it can be an identity on its own (i.e. one is intergender because being intersex is their gender experience).

    Recently, it has been deemed as exclusive to intersex individuals only, referring to any gender identity that is fundamentally tied to one's intersex identity. It denotes that being intersex has an important affect on one’s gender identity. Historically it has not had such exclusivity.

    Common subsets to this are listed in The Inter-System.

    History

    The first recorded usage of the word was in October 1998 and was used to refer to a gender that feels in between male and female[1]. Under this definition it could be used by both dyadic and intersex individuals. At the time, "intergender" was used as an umbrella term, similar to how "non-binary" came to be widely known as an umbrella term in the 2010s. Intergender included a variety of gender identities (even genderlessness) and gender expressions that didn't fit into the binary. In modern times the umbrella term "non-binary" has mostly replaced the usage of intergender. The words non-binary or androgyne can be used to have a similar, if not the same meaning.

    In 2014, the Tumblr usernames quietlyloud-intersex/indonintersex independently coined the word "intergender," with the condition that this word is for the use of intersex individuals only. It had an otherwise similar definition as it did previously. It was defined as "A gender that is between and among male and female." The post did not seem to be aware of the other usage of the word.

    Flags and Symbols

    The pink, yellow, and blue flag seems to be the oldest of the flags and was likely designed before the intersex-specific definition. The designer and meaning are unknown, though it presumably uses pink and blue to represent femininity and masculinity, with yellow in between them.

    The pink, purple, and blue flag was designed by Tumblr user Actuallyintersex, on or before August 17, 2015[2][3]. The flag demonstrates that being intergender is related to being intersex, so they use the same general layout and color scheme as the intersex flag.

    The purple and yellow flag was designed by Tumblr users Interpunked and CripDeaf on Janury 17, 2020[4]. This is similar to the previous flag as it is also based off the design and color scheme of the intersex flag, however this one uses the yellow and purple flag, which has become the more popular and widely recognized intersex flag.

    The intergender symbol was designed on October 4, 2014 by a group of non-binary individuals from Brazil.[5] The symbol has a circle and two parallel lines facing downward to the right. On one line is half a cross, like on the female symbol. On the other line is half an arrow, like on the male symbol. This symbol was possibly designed with the old definition in mind.

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