In recent times, people have equated or confused this patch with the pink triangle ones that homosexuals were forced to wear in the Nazi concentration camps. I would have then sat down. You may want to reconsider it as a slur. Retrieved 11 March I was on the train coming back to Manhattan from a yearly gathering on Fire Island of a portion of my New York queer family that comes together to celebrate summer.
This usage survived well into the twentieth century, until it was eased out by the homosexual sense, still to be heard, for example, on British television shows and films into the s.
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