Saturday, 26 June 2010

Gay Pride Tr-Eye-angle

Gay Rights symbol made of the The Rainbow flag, sometimes Pride flag or Gay Pride flag.

It is in no way to be viewed as a negative statement on the Gay Community, Anti-Semitic or sympathetic to the Nazi Regime, it is strictly an look at the imagery employed by the Gay Community, and its historical roots.

Black Triangle, lesbian symbol of pride. Triangle in a Femanine Attribute
Created by Fibonacci. The black triangle is a lesbian or feminist symbol of pride and solidarity. The symbol originates from Nazi concentration camps, where every prisoner had to wear one of the Nazi concentration camp badges on their jacket, the colour of which categorised them according "their kind". Individuals deemed "asocial" had to wear the black triangle. In the Nazis' meticulous records there is no word of the black triangle having been imposed on lesbians, or of lesbians as a group being confined to concentration camps. Whatever the reason, lesbians have over time claimed the black triangle as a symbol of defiance against repression and discrimination, and it is considered a counterpart to the Gay Pink Triangle.

The pink triangle, now turned upright as a gay pride and gay rights symbol, was originally used pointed downward on a Nazi concentration camp badge to denote homosexual men.

Pink Triangle in a Male Attribute
This is not the "gay" triangle used in Nazi concentration camps for homosexuals.

Nazi Concentration symbols denoting Prisoner status. Although the use of the "Yellow Star of David" to denote Jewish People is most well known, Romani People, Polish People, Slav people, Communists, Political Adversaries, Jehovas Witnesses and many different adversaries to the German Nazi Regime had their own Triangle Symbol, so they could be differentiated in the Prison system. Presumably it was also used to dissuade unity within the Prisoner population.

1 comment:

  1. The Black Triangle is also being used as a disability-rights symbol in the UK fighting the defamation of people on welfare as 'cheats and scroungers' by a cut-happy government.