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Badge - How Dare You Presume I'm Heterosexual, Australia, 1980s-1990s Object Reg. No: HT 780

Summary:
'How Dare You Presume I'm Heterosexual' badge, alternatively known as a button, made by Patrick Brothers. The slogan was used by the gay community in the 1980s and 1990s.

This badge is part of a Museum Victoria collection documenting the material culture of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities in Victoria (GLBT). In 2005 Museum Victoria joined with the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives and the State Library of Victoria to conduct a survey of GLBT material culture in public and private collections in Victoria.
Description:
Round plastic coated badge. It has a white background with black and pink text and a black edge. A pin attached to back of badge.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Department of Education Education History Unit, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 4.40 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: protest movements, lesbian gay, making history - gay lesbian collection
Themes this item is part of: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Project, Museum Victoria, 2005-2006, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Sexual Politics
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: Text, obverse: How dare/ you presume/ I'm heterosexual

Inscribed on reverse: PATRICK BROS/ MELBOURNE
Manufacturer: Patrick Bros., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980s-1990s

Approximate date(s).
Place & Date Made: Australia, 1980s-1990s

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