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Born from a Berlin trip in which I learned more about the persecution of homosexuals and what that city was like before, during, and after the great wars, I returned to Los Angeles with inspiration in a new craft I was getting into: stained glass.
During Nazi Germany, this powerful symbol was used to brandish homosexuals, who, along with millions of others, were killed in concentration camps.
In the early 1980’s, the AIDS advocacy group ACTUP turned the pink triangle upside down and reclaimed the symbol. Wrought with negative connotations, it was then rebranded in a positive light. The group’s infamous slogan ‘SILENCE = DEATH’ – which incorporates the triangle - had become iconic within the lives of many gay, lesbian and transgender people.
As a way to pay honor and respect to all those who have fallen before us, I wanted to give power back to the symbol of the pink triangle.
Through these necklaces, I want to recognize the history of the symbol, our community, and the struggles we have faced in our past as well as the present. I want to make it a symbol of strength to carry onwards into the unknown future. My mission is to build a queer army. An army of positivity, power, strength, community, love and light. Won't you join us?
All queer army necklaces are handmade here in Los Angeles and made with lead-free solder and flux. The pendants measure roughly 0.75" - 1" and include a steel chain that measures 24". Because each is handmade, and indeed a little queer, there is no guarantee that the pendent pictured will be the exact same you will be receiving.
Note: As I vary the type of pink glass from time to time, some of the pendants have swirls of white while some are more translucent and a bit brighter.