"Fuck the red ribbons - Find a cure" button

"Fuck the red ribbons - Find a cure" button

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Round yellow button with black border. Says "FUCK THE RED RIBBONS FIND A CURE" in black and red writing.
From the first LGBT pride march in Austin, Texas, in June 1995. This button refers to the AIDS epidemic that began in the US in the 1980s and its lack of a cure. Red ribbons became a symbol of solidarity for those living with AIDS in 1991.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button
LGBT
LGBTQ button
pin
date made
1994
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in; 3.175 cm
ID Number
2016.0236.05
accession number
2016.0236
catalog number
2016.0236.05
Credit Line
Gift of Trey Durant
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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