A collection of buttons, pins, and badges celebrating Pride across the decades.

Participation in Pride marches should be worn like a badge of honor. The Center has collected pins, buttons, and badges from across the decades that commemorate the annual march, which began as the Christopher Street Liberation Day march in June 28, 1970 and has evolved into New York City's annual Pride parade.

For the 10 year anniversary of the march, the Christopher Street Liberation Day Committee used an inverse pink triangle, re-purposing the symbol used by Nazi Germany to mark homosexuals, and which would later become the symbol for ACT UP, accompanied by the slogan "Silence = Death."

Ty's bar opened on Christopher Street in 1972. It was among the first of the gay venues that opened in the village in the wake of the 1969 Stonewall riots.

One of the key events of Stonewall 25 was the International March on the United Nations to Affirm the Human Rights of Lesbian and Gay People on June 26, 1994.

"As long as gay people don't have their rights all across America, there's no reason for celebration." - Marsha P. Johnson

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