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The Indivisibility Flag Created For June Pride Month 2021 | By Eliana Rubashkyn (they/them)

Eliana Rubashkyn Creator of The Indivisilibity Flag for June Pride Month 2021
Indivisibility Flag Created by Eliana Rubashkyn for Intersex Inclusion: LGBTQIA+

Eliana Rubashkyn shares about the intersex inclusive flag they created:

The indivisibility flag: This flag comes as the realization of repeated frustrations our intersex movement’s experience today, our identities are not understood, often placed as part of the +, or even not mentioned at all.

When we learn about human experiences, we come to a realization that three dimensions are uniquely important when understanding our bodies, our genders, and sexualities. These three elements have even used today to frame LGBTIQ+ truly inclusive initiatives, even at the UN level.

The SOGIESC model tries to cover elements of the human identity that somehow can be summarized this way, without the need to name letter by letter in an endless alphabet.

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and lastly, Sex Characteristics.

The progress flag represents elements that are hugely important, visibility for progress for Trans and Non-binary inclusion, and intersections often forgotten or left behind such as BIPOC, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour.

However, Intersex visibility is not about another intersection, but in fact a truly essential, central aspect of the rainbow movement, the dimensions of sex characteristics, sexuality and gender. Therefore, with this flag, I have made the best effort to make those core identities visible, advocate for inclusion, union, and place other intersections in line as the progress flag has done.

We don’t turn back. We leave no one behind. We pull each other up, the indivisibility flag does that.

We need to fight for Trans, non-binary and black, indigenous, people of color rights, yes, but we the intersex movement want to be part of that call, We have been waiting decades to be recognized and respected.

The Indivisibility flag does precisely that, it includes the progress flag, and reminds us that at the other edge there is a community that represents 2% of the world, nearly the size of the population of Japan, a community that remains hugely invisible.

An invisible and ignored 2%, a mutilated, broken, marginalized group that the world still today is unable even to recognize or even wonder if it does exist.

Only 3 out of 193 states in the world protect intersex babies from horrendous unconsented and unneeded surgeries and medical interventions, our rights remain optional in rainbow discussions, we are hidden, scared, we die in solitude, or often “compassionately” killed at birth, we are forced to conform, and often tortured every day at home.

The word INDI-VISIBILITY brings elements of Visibility, also Indigenous truths, because our identities were on many occasions truly understood by INdigenous and first nations people, just before harmful colonization destroyed our existence. INDIVISIBILITY is also a word that advocates for the rights of Intersex people that are customarily and constantly mutilated at birth, or coerced with unconsented and unneeded medical interventions to make our bodies fit cultural, and medical definitions or expectations on male or female normative bodies.

INDIVISIBILITY as a word also brings DIsability in line, reminding the world that many people that are rainbow experiences more often disabilities, both visible and invisible.

INDIVISIBILITY is also a value that advocates for togetherness, especially in a movement that often appears fragmented, disrupted, trans, non-binary, and intersex exclusionary radicals, religious extremism, the far-right, negationism, they all want to atomize our movement, they want to invisibilize our existences, they want to invalidate our identities, they want to marginalize our experiences and continue with their corrosive colonialist, heteronormative, cisnormative, endonormative, ableist, racist, view of the world. We are united, we are indivisible.

From Eliana Rubashkyn | Latinx, intersex (they/them)

To better understand ‘SOGIESC’ and how this flag represents indivisibility.

Below you can read their messsage in Spanish:

La bandera de la indivisibilidad Esta bandera viene como la realización de las frustraciones repetidas de la experiencia de nuestro movimiento intersexual hoy, nuestras identidades no se comprenden, a menudo se colocan como parte de un +, o incluso ni se mencionan en lo absoluto.

Cuando aprendemos sobre las experiencias humanas, nos damos cuenta de que tres dimensiones son especialmente importantes para comprender nuestro cuerpo, nuestro género y nuestra sexualidad. Estos tres elementos son incluso utilizados para enmarcar iniciativas verdaderamente LGBTIQ + inclusivas, incluso a nivel de la ONU.

El modelo SOGIESC intenta abarcar elementos de la identidad humana que de alguna manera se pueden resumir así, sin necesidad de nombrar letra por letra en un alfabeto sin fin.

Orientación sexual, identidad y expresión de género y, por último, características sexuales.

La bandera de progreso representa elementos que son enormemente importantes, visibilidad para el progreso de la inclusión trans y no binaria, e intersecciones a menudo olvidadas o dejadas a menudo de lado, como BIPOC, negros, indígenas y personas de color.

Sin embargo, la visibilidad intersex no se trata de otra intersección, sino de un aspecto central verdaderamente esencial del movimiento LGBTIQ+, las dimensiones de las características sexuales, la sexualidad y el género. Por lo tanto, con esta bandera, he hecho el mejor esfuerzo para hacer visibles esas identidades centrales, abogar por la inclusión, la unión y colocar otras intersecciones en línea como lo ha hecho la bandera de progreso.

No retrocedemos. No dejamos a nadie atrás. Juntxs nos ayudamos, la bandera de la indivisibilidad hace eso.

Necesitamos luchar por los derechos de lxs personas trans, no binarias, negrxs, indígenas, de color, sí, pero nosotrxs, el movimiento intersex, desea con todo su corazon ser parte de ese llamado, hemos estado esperando décadas para ser reconocidxs y respetadxs.

La bandera de Indivisibilidad hace precisamente eso, incluye la bandera de progreso, y recuerda que en el otro extremo hay una comunidad que representa el 2% del mundo, casi el tamaño de la población de Japón, una comunidad que permanece enormemente invisible.

Un 2% invisible e ignoradx, un grupo mutiladx, segregadx, marginadx, que el mundo aún hoy no es capaz de reconocer, ni siquiera de preguntarse si existe o no.

Solo 3 de los 193 estados del mundo protegen a los bebés intersex de cirugías e intervenciones médicas atroces, que no son consentidas y profundamente innecesarias, nuestros derechos siguen siendo opcionales en las discusiones del movimiento LGBTIQ+, estamos escondidxs, asustadxs, morimos en soledad o, a menudo, somos asesinadxs “compasivamente” al nacer, si nos dejan vivir, somos obligadxs a conformarnos a un mundo dictatorial binario, y a menudo empezamos desde infantes una tortura día a día en el seno de nuestros hogares.

La palabra INdiVISIBILIDAD trae elementos de VISIBILIDAD, también verdades INdígenas, porque nuestras identidades fueron en muchas ocasiones realmente comprendidas por los pueblos originarios, justo antes de que la colonización corrosiva destruyera nuestra existencia, nuestros colores.

INdivisibilidad es también una palabra que aboga por los derechos de les persones INtersex que son habitual y constantemente mutiladxs al nacer, o coaccionadxs con una intervención médica no consentida e innecesaria para hacer que nuestros cuerpos se ajusten a las definiciones o expectativas culturales y médicas de cuerpos “normativamente” masculinos o femeninos.

inDIvisibilidad como palabra también pone en línea a visibilizar la DIscapacidad, recordando al mundo que muchxs personxs que son arcoíris experimentan con más frecuencia discapacidades, tanto visibles como invisibles. La INDIVISIBILIDAD también es un valor que aboga por la unión, especialmente en un movimiento que a menudo aparece fragmentado, interrumpido, por radicales trans excluyentes, extremismo religioso, extrema derecha, negacionismo, todos aquellos que quieren atomizar nuestro movimiento, todos los que quieren invisibilizar nuestras existencias, todos aquellos que quieren invalidar nuestras identidades, marginar nuestras experiencias y continuar con su corrosiva visión de un mundo colonialista, heteronormativo, cisnormativo, endonormativo, capacitista, racista.

Todxs juntxs, unidxs, indivisibles.



With permission from the creator, if you would like to have a flag made here is the color scheme. Please no creations for profit, only private use:

Indivisibility Flag bright shades for social media profiles (by Aldous Tyler) – Google Drive

Here are profiles for the Indivisibility Flag on Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/indivisibilityflag/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/_indivisibility Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/indivisibilityflag/

By Eliana Rubashkyn: “Better Together”.
By Eliana Rubashkyn 2021: Some intersex people are transgender too.

A note from Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez: I promote this flag because it honors the original intersex flag, using the proper colors that were used. When I brought the intersex flag to the United States, in 2016, I promised the creator I would use the exact colors. I now protect it.

You can read about the intersex flag here: The Story Behind this Yellow and Purple Intersex Flag. I made a post to social media out of concern for other flags being created, using the intersex flag, that are not honoring the original colors, picked by Morgan Carpenter of Intersex Human Rights Australia.

The Story Behind this Yellow and Purple Intersex Flag

The Alphabet of HUMAN SEXUALITY: A through Z

My TEDx: “Born Intersex: We are Human

~.V.~

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