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Badge - Peace, circa 1980-1986 Object Reg. No: SH 872289

Summary:
Peace badge, alternatively known as a button, used in the 1980s. The badge depicts a pink triangle with a white 'Peace Symbol' inside it.The pink triangle was originally used by the Nazis to denote homosexuals in concentration camps. The gay rights movement has since proudly appropriated what was once seen as a shameful symbol. The overall symbolism makes an overt link between the peace movement and the gay community. 1986 was the International Year of Peace.
Description:
This is a round metal badge with a metallic silver back and a lockable pin and plastic face. It has a grey background onto which is superimposed a pink triangle which encloses a white peace symbol.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 30 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Measured 2.10.08

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Tagged with: exhibitions, peace issues, international year of peace, lesbian gay, making history - gay lesbian collection
Themes this item is part of: Nuclear Disarmament, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Project, Museum Victoria, 2005-2006, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Peace
Tertiary Classification: badges
Date Used: Australia, 1980-1986

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