Triangle Pose : Silence = Death

Jun 4, 2018
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Trikonasana : Pink Triangle Pose

Originally intended as a badge of shame, the pink triangle has been reclaimed as an international symbol of gay pride and the gay rights movement.  In Nazi Germany, pink triangles were used as one of the Nazi concentration camp badges, used to identify male prisoners who were sent there because of their homosexuality. Every prisoner had to wear a downward-pointing triangle on their jacket, the colour of which was to categorise them by "kind”. In 1987 ACT UP (The AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) adopted an inverted pink triangle along with the slogan "SILENCE = DEATH" as its logo shortly after its formation by six gay activists in New York City.

No one is free until everyone is free.  I will not be silent.  After making a pride post this weekend a friend of mine in India messaged me to say thank you because where he is from almost 70% of the people believe very strongly that homosexuality is wrong and should be punished.  In many countries that percentage is even higher.

Love one another.




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