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What does that mean?
The above symbols indicate an ALLY to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and
This person displaying these symbols has participated in the Positive
Space Training program.
For information on how to become an ally, contact information and
workshop schedules please check out our webpage.
The Rainbow was first used as a symbol of pride by the LGBT community at the San Francisco Pride Parade in 1978. It was created by Gilbert Baker with meaning attributed to each colour:
Red = Life Green = Nature Orange = Healing Royal Blue = Harmony Yellow = Sun Violet = Spirit
The Triangle was used in Nazi concentration camps to mark prisoners. The pink triangle was for homosexual men while many lesbians were forced to wear black triangles, which signified that they (like prostitutes and unmarried women of the streets) did not live according to the Nazis‘ ideas of correct female behaviour. Today we honour the memory of these victims of Nazi persecution and extermination by using the triangle to represent LGBT liberation and equality
An ALLY is a person who strives to challenge oppression within their lives and to examine their privileges and oppressive attitudes.