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Badge - Immoral Minority Member, circa 1979 Object Reg. No: SH 920484

Summary:
This badge, 'Immoral Minority Member', alternatively known as a button, was used circa 1979. It is part of collection of buttons assembled by the donor while active in left-wing politics at the University of Melbourne 1979-1986. The Immoral Minority were a gay activist group.

This badge is part of a Museum Victoria collection documenting the material culture of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities (GLBT) in Victoria. 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:
This is a circular button with a light blue background. There is an orange band across the middle with yellow text on it. There is white ink along the circumference.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Bill Watson, 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Measured 2.10.08

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Tagged with: protest movements, lesbian gay, activism, gay liberation, making history - gay lesbian collection
Themes this item is part of: Gay Liberation Movement, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Project, Museum Victoria, 2005-2006, Cultural Diversity Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Sexual Politics
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: Printed front, white ink, obverse: '"IMMORAL / MINORITY' [around circumference]; white ink 'MEMBER' [along orange band].
Place & Date Used: University of Melbourne (The) Students' Representative Council, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1979-1980

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