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Badge - 'World Aids Day December 1st', circa 1990s Object Reg. No: HT 23149

Summary:
Circular white badge with pink squiggle down centre and outline of Australia, inscribed 'World Aids Day December 1st'.

Collected during the 2005-2006 Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay Transgender Collections Survey, a joint project between Museum Victoria, State Library of Victoria and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

World Aids Day was founded in 1988 by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise public awareness about HIV/AIDS issues, including the need for support and understanding for people living with HIV/AIDS and for continued education and prevention initiatives. The World Aids Day organisation describes the red ribbon as 'an international symbol of AIDS awareness. It is worn by people all year round, and particularly around World AIDS Day, to demonstrate their support for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. It is also a symbol of commitment to challenge the stigma and prejudice surrounding HIV/AIDS.'
Description:
Circular white badge with pink squiggle down centre and outline of Australia against blue background. Blue inscription around edge. Silver metal, plastic-coated, with safety pin fastener adhered to back.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Campbell, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 70 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: acquired immune deficiency syndrome aids, health campaigns, lesbian gay, 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: General
Tertiary Classification: commemoration
Inscriptions: Printed on front: 'WORLD AIDS DAY / DECEMBER 1ST'. Stamped on back: 'MADE IN AUSTRALIA'.
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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