Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust
October 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm| Free
Join The ArQuives on October 24, 2023, at 7 p.m. EST as historian Dr. Jake Newsome tells the dynamic and inspiring history of the LGBTQ2+ 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 archival sources and original interviews, Dr. Newsome showcases the voices of LGBTQ2+ 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 a Q&A moderated by Lucas Wilson, ArQuives Board Member.
Bio: Dr. Jake Newsome is a scholar of American and German LGBTQ+ history whose work as a public historian reaches global audiences. He currently works as a museum professional in Washington, DC. You can find him online and on social media at @wjnewsome.