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Pink Triangle Legacies:
Gay Rights in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Thursday, August 4, 2022
8:00 pm Eastern Time (on Zoom)

Registration information forthcoming.

LGBTQ+ communities have long been regarded as one of the “forgotten victims” of the Nazi regime. Yet, were they truly forgotten? Using on archival evidence, Dr. Jake Newsome reveals how societies purposefully silenced LGBTQ+ Holocaust victims for decades, which had devastating consequences for generations of LGBTQ+ Germans. Ignored by the historical profession and the majority of the population, LGBTQ+ communities set out to write their own history, and transformed the pink triangle – the badge once forced upon gay concentration camp prisoners – into a global symbol of social activism and positive identity. The history of the pink triangle’s transformation teaches us about the dangers of ignoring the past, as well as the power of history to heal and empower communities. 

This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Project Q&A and the Independence Public Library.


With Pink Triangle Legacies set to release on September 15, we’re hard at work scheduling a series of in-person and virtual events this fall and winter for the book tour! More information will be added here as it’s finalized.