Badge - 'Friends of the Quilt', circa 1990s Object Reg. No: HT 23148

Summary:
Advertisement for a woman wanted to share a dyke (lesbian) household in Brunswick.

From a collection of material acquired from the Black Cat Cafe in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, which closed in February, 2001.
Description:
Oval white badge with inscription in multi-coloured cursive script. Silver metal, plastic-coated, with safety pin fastener attached through two holes in back.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Campbell, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 44 mm (Height), 9 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: death mourning, acquired immune deficiency syndrome aids, lesbian gay, activism, aids, quilt, making history - gay lesbian collection
Themes this item is part of: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Project, Museum Victoria, 2005-2006, Cultural Diversity Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Death & Mourning
Tertiary Classification: commemoration
Inscriptions: Printed on front: 'Friends of / the Quilt'.
References: Kate Davison, 2006. 'Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender Material Survey: Project Report 2006' NOTE: DUE TO A PROGRAMMING FAULT, THIS APPEARS AS 'GOVERNMENT REPORT' WHEN LINKED. EMU IS ADDRESSING THIS PROBLEM; National Association of People Living with AIDS web site http://napwa.org.au (accessed 8/1/2009); William Keys Anderson, 2002. Fever hospital : a history of Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital; Australian AIDS Quilt website http://www.aidsquilt.org.au/history.php, accessed 8/4/2009

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