Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Word of the Gay: "Black Triangle"

The inverted "black triangle" is a symbol that was placed on people deemed "asocial" by the Nazis. While there is no official documentation of persecuted lesbians being forced to wear this symbol under the Nazi regime the Nazis did adhere to a strict gender and heteronormative philosophy. The symbol of the "black triangle" is now one of pride and defiance against oppression in the lesbian community.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay, so you said you liked the word irregardless, even though it isn't a real word.

But plural Nazi is Nazis, NOT "Nazi's."

Apostrophe abuse, egads.

Queers United said...

noted and corrected, thanks.

J said...

Wow, it's ironically similar to the AVEN triangle...

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