Pin: "In the United States, they first came for us in Colorado..." (ca. 1992)

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Title

Pin: "In the United States, they first came for us in Colorado..." (ca. 1992)

Subject

Amendment 2

Description

A photograph of a pin protesting the passage of Amendment 2 in Colorado in 1992. The pin draws direct connections between the persecution of homosexuals by the Nazi regime during the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s and the treatment of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in Colorado under Amendment 2 (transgender people were often excluded from this discourse, despite how they also suffered under the new law). The symbol of the pink triangle, shown in the this pin, was first the symbol the Nazi used to identify homosexuals under Paragraph 175 in some concentration camps. The pink triangle later became a symbol of the LGBT rights movement and HIV/AIDS activism.

This photograph is the property of QMP. The pin itself is in private collection.

Creator

Unknown

Publisher

Private collection, Thomas R. Dunn

Date

ca. 1992

Contributor

Thomas R. Dunn (researcher)

Rights

Photograph is the property of QMP. Pin is held in private collection.

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Files

1992-pinktrianglepin.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Pin: "In the United States, they first came for us in Colorado..." (ca. 1992),” Northern Colorado Queer Memory Project, accessed July 7, 2022, https://nocoqueermemory.omeka.net/items/show/191.