Badge - Out Proud & Fighting, 1970s-1980s Object Reg. No: HT 3458

This badge, alternatively known as a button, is inscribed 'Out proud and Fighting'. Supporting homosexual rights, the 'IS' at the bottom of the badge suggests it was produced by the International Socialists.

This badge is part of Museum Victoria's 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.
This is a small metal badge, with a black background and yellow text. Two yellow pairs of interlocking male and female symbols symbolically infer homosexuality. It is pink on the back of the badge.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Crispin Howarth, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 35 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Re-measured 2.10.08

More information

Tagged with: political parties, 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, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Sexual Politics
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: Printed obverse: Yellow inscription Out/ proud/ and/ Fighting, with symbol IS.
Issued By: International Socialists (IS), Australia, 1970s-1980s
Place & Date Used: Australia, 1970-1990

Date based on appearance.

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