At one time human cultures recognized that there was more than just typical male and typical female. Here are some of the names for intersex here: Intersex is what it is. Although I feel that there are so many different variations of intersex that one can’t even describe them all with even these symbols, I felt it important to share that the male/female binary was not all we had in the past to describe us humans. Here is the United Nations Intersex Fact Sheet.
Many do not realize what all these gender symbols represent, so I will explain them here:
The symbol for a male organism or man. It is also the astrological symbol for Mars.
The symbol for a female organism or woman. It is also the astrological symbol for Venus.
This symbol is often used to represent organisms which are both male and female; such as a flower, snail or true hermaphrodite organisms. Although a human being can never have sperm and eggs both, this is also a sign used for some intersex people that identify themselves as hermaphrodite. Last, it is the astrological sign of Mercury.
This symbol represents both male and female, together. It is often used to represent intersex people or organisms. Sometimes it is used to symbolize transgender even, but not as common as the symbol below this one.
This symbol is the common sign used to represent transgender people or even non-binary people.
This symbol is also used for transgender. It is male with the stroke sign.
This symbol represents “other gender”. It is a vertical male symbol, with stroke sign. It is also used to represent androgyny.
This symbol is another one used for “other gender”. It is a horizontal male symbol with stroke sign.
This symbol represents neuter, neutrois, or no gender. It is similar to the Venus Symbol.
This symbol represents genderless, sexless, asexual, neutrois, or neuter. Represents both Venus and Mars.
This symbol represents non-binary people.
This one represents “other gender”.
This one also can be used for non-binary.
Female and Male Symbols, or Heterosexual.
Double Female Sign, or Lesbian.
Double male sign, or Gay.
As you can imagine couples can be of any mixture of the above symbols, not just this last three shown here. For example, to represent the sexual orientation of my husband and I, it would merge these two together, like this:
Below is a more comprehensive image of more symbols (borrowed from http://www.reddit.com):
Here is a blog that I wrote that teaches about the biological creation of some forms of intersex bodies:
Here I write about the sexual orientation of my husband and I:
To read more about me and my form of intersex go here: About Mx. Anunnaki Ray
Please help us share the UNITED NATIONS’ FREE & EEQUAL message about saving us intersex people:
Here is the United Nations’ INTERSEX FACT SHEET.
Here is an interesting link that explain how there were Six Genders in Classical Judaism: More Than Just Male and Female: The Six Genders in Classical Judaism
The Intersex Flag
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