"Fuck the red ribbons - Find a cure" button

"Fuck the red ribbons - Find a cure" button

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Description (Brief)
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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
LGBTQ button
date made
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 1 1/4 in; 3.175 cm
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accession number
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Credit Line
Gift of Trey Durant
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National Museum of American History
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