Bilerico Report

Political buttons from decades past offer a look back at the fight for equality

Jeff Taylor

The Instagram page of Leighton Brown and Matthew Riemer, two attorneys from Washington, D.C., is a treasure trove of images from LGBTQ history. One of the things the guys like to feature are sassy political buttons from the frontlines of the fight for equality.

As we brace ourselves for four years of President Trump and his cabinet of antigay deploreables, it’s important to keep a sense of humor about things when we can. And what better way to do so than by looking at the tactics of LGBTQ activists from yesteryear?

Check out these vintage political buttons. And, remember, just like back then, we’re still all in this together.

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pervpower1985_923841_465_465_int

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disco1980_9820342_465_465_int

batman1969_203894_465_465_int

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intobeout1990_234123_465_465_int

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gaylove1974_1298734_465_465_int

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