The Pink Triangle
The story of the genocide of millions of jews is one that we know, but many of us have never heard the story of how Hitler deliberately targeted and killed known or suspected gay people.
Nazi concentration badges were part of an identification system in Nazi camps. The badges, primarily triangles, were used to identify the reasons prisoners had been placed there. The Pink Triangle was sewn into the jacket of over 50,000 men between 1933 and 1944.
Originally intended as a badge of shame, marking prisoners in these camps for certain death, the pink triangle has been reclaimed as an international symbol in the LGBT equality movement.
Today, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor the lives lost generations before us. We continue to fight so that injustices like these are never forgotten. And, thanks to inclusive legislation like the FAIR Education Act, we can teach about the past with the hope that History will never repeat itself.