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Badge - 'Come Out!', circa 1970s-1980s Object Reg. No: HT 4672

Alternative Name(s): Button

Plastic-coated metal badge featuring a pink triangle and white butterfly, inscribed 'COME OUT!'. Manufactured by Patrick Bros, Melbourne.

Part of a Museum Victoria collection documenting the material culture of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities in Victoria. In 2005 the Museum joined with the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives and the State Library of Victoria to conducted a survey of GLBT material culture in public and private collections in Victoria. Refer Kate Davison (2006), Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender Material Survey: Project Report 2006.
Circular, plastic coated metal badge with black, pink and white. The background is black and has pink wrinting and a pink triangle with a white butterfly over the top. The metal on the back is rusted but the pin is intact and the manufacturer's name is visible.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Jon Sumby, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 49 mm (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, Cultural Diversity Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Sexuality
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: 'COME OUT!'

Maker: Patrick Bros., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1990

Approximate date(s).
  1. [Other] Davison, Kate & Museum Victoria. 2006. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Material Survey Project Report 2006.

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