Pink Triangle T-Shirt
- Screen print
- Fitted t-shirt (for a looser fit we recommend going a size up)
- Constructed in a lightweight 100% white cotton
- Due to the natural fibre composition, this will shrink approx 3%
The downward pointing pink triangle was one of the Nazi concentration camp badges. It was used to identify male prisoners who were sentenced because of their homosexuality. Every prisoner had to wear a triangle on their jacket, with colours assigned to different groups. This grouping created a social hierarchy within the camps and Gay men were at the bottom of this. Gays weren't the only group targeted but history often excludes them - many don't even know that people were sentenced because of their sexuality. When the camps were liberated at the end of the war, nearly all of the prisoners were released except those with the pink triangle - they were imprisoned again due to Paragraph 175.
Although it was originally intended as a badge of shame, by the late 70s the inverted pink triangle was reclaimed and became an international symbol of gay pride & the gay rights movement.
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