Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Contact: Dr. Samantha Rosenthal, rosenthal@roanoke.edu

Join us as historian Dr. Jake Newsome tells the dynamic and inspiring history of the LGBTQ+ community's original pride symbol by tracing the transformation of the pink triangle from a Nazi concentration camp badge into a widespread emblem of queer liberation, pride, and community. Drawing from unexplored archival sources and original interviews, Dr. Newsome showcases the voices of LGBTQ+ Holocaust victims and a rich tapestry of queer lives who found meaning in the pink triangle in a post- Holocaust world. The presentation will be followed by Q&A and a book signing.

Sponsored by the History Department and Gender and Women's Studies.

Contact: Dr. Samantha Rosenthal, Associate Professor of History, rosenthal@roanoke.edu