Selection of LGBTQ+ campaign badges from the 1970s onwards, mixed media

Wear with Pride: LGBTQ badges

For the past 35 years Philip Attwood, Keeper of Coins and Medals, has been collecting badges for the British Museum. In this video, he shows off some of the 400 or so LGBTQ badges.

These badges document crucial turning points in gay and lesbian history, and include many of the symbols and slogans used during LGBTQ demonstrations and Pride celebrations e.g. the pink triangle, the lambda and the rainbow.

As part of the Museum collection these badges will be kept as a record of the socio-political history of the LGBTQ community.

Watch the video

Curator's Corner: Wear with Pride: LGBTQ badges at the British Museum