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History of Queer Symbology

Introduction to Lesbian & Gay Studies WGST 2050
- No Program - Fall 2011


Symbols of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people over time have ranged from the very visible six-striped rainbow flag to the more obscure and seldom recognized purple hand. The symbols have a varied history. Some symbols were given by outside influences; others were originated from within gay liberation movements. The symbols are as diverse as the individuals that they represent.

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