Pink Triangle

pink-triangle-experienceThis will be a documentary that we are calling “The Pink Triangle Experience.” Worn by gay prisoners during the holocaust, pink triangle has become reclaimed as a symbol of gay rights. The film documents the feelings, challenges, and rewards that college students experience as they go through their day-to-day lives wearing this symbol of support. Wearing the pink triangle for a week was a powerful learning experience for everyone involved. The recorded classroom discussions and individual interviews reveal heterosexual students discovering the importance of speaking up against discrimination and standing with their LGBT classmates and friends. The gay and lesbian students in the class felt supported in a way that was novel critical for their views of their heterosexual classmates. Both heterosexual and gay students came to see the importance of being an ally and having allies. Even if the Supreme Court decides to support equal marriage rights, there is much work to be done to stop the daily forms of oppression that LGBT people experience. We hope that by sharing this film with others we can inspire further discussion and community building to create change.

We need your help to finish the project!

We have completed shooting, but we urgently need $7,500 to complete editing and post production. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution so that others can be inspired to become advocates of supporters of gay rights.

Checks can be made out and mailed to:
The Pink Triangle Experience
OneWest Bank
17050 Ventura Blvd
Encino CA 91316.

Your financial support will be recognized in the documentary so please let us know how you would like to be listed.

Contact Jerome Rabow at jrabow@soc.ucla.edu or 310 825 4424 if you have any questions or would like to discuss the project further.

Dr. Rabow is an established scholar in race relations, taught at UCLA for over 30 years, at CSUN for nine years, produced a successful documentary on his teaching of race relations, and has received two major teaching awards. He has also published two major articles on the value of wearing the Pink Triangle for heterosexuals and LGBT students.