Join us as we celebrate the launch of Valdosta State University alumnus Dr. Jake Newsome’s new book, Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust. Published by Cornell University Press, this book tells the dynamic and inspiring history of the LGBTQ+ community’s original pride symbol by tracing the transformation of the pink triangle from a Nazi concentration camp badge into a widespread emblem of queer liberation, pride, and community. Drawing from unexplored archival sources and original interviews, Dr. Newsome showcases the voices of LGBTQ+ Holocaust victims and a rich tapestry of queer lives who found meaning in the pink triangle in a post-Holocaust world.
This event is free and open to the public. There will be a Q&A session after the presentation, followed by a book signing with Dr. Newsome. Books will be available to purchase at the event.
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Valdosta State University
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31698