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Pink triangle

The inverted pink triangle (rosa Winkel) was a symbol used by the Nazis during the Holocaust to identify male homosexual prisoners. It was often larger than the other identifying triangles so as to allow homosexuals to be avoided and singled out at a distance. Between 10,000 and 600,000 gay men and women died in the Holocaust. See Homosexuals in Nazi Germany.

The pink triangle has since been reclaimed as a symbol of gay pride and the gay rights movement, and is second in popularity only to the rainbow flag.

See also Queer culture, black triangle.

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