How the Pride flag came about & other vintage LGBT+ protest badges

The Equality Ribbon, TWCMS : 2000.4651
Transgender Pride Flag, TWCMS : 2015.61
Pink Triangular Badge with an approximation of the well-known Pastor Martin Niemoller quote TWCMS : 2005.4658. It says: ‘In Germany the first came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me — and by that time there was no one to speak up.”
I heart Polk St. Badge, TWCMS : 2005.4668 (left) and I heart Castro St. Badge, TWCMS : 2005.4664 (right)
TWCMS : 2005.4662 (left) and TWCMS : 2005.4669 (right)
1981 Pride Badge, TWCMS : 2005.4662 (left) and 1987 Pride Badge, TWCMS : 2005.4669 (right)
Friends from Newcastle University Lesbian and Gay Society demonstrating at the ‘Families for Repeal (of Section 28) Demo’ in Edinburgh, Spring 2000, TWCMS : 2000.4650a (left) and Stop the Clause button badge, TWCMS : 2005.3084 (right)
Pride T-shirt 1989, TWCMS : 2006.3714a
TWCMS : 01.3522a
Newcastle Pride 2014, TWCMS : 2015.49 (left) and 2013 Pride T-shirt TWCMS : 2015.51a (right)

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