LGBTQ Historical Button Project

LGBTQ Historical Button Project Remembering our shared history through the preservation of political buttons from the fight for LGBTQ+ equality. Political buttons and items of historical signifigance to the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement.

From the collection of Karl Frisch, Member 17141 of American Political Items Collectors (APIC).

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P.O. Box 34068
Washington D.C., DC



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Finally, Kansas is sending a "Friend of Dorothy" to Congress! One of my favorite 2018 victories was Sharice Davids defeating right-wing, anti-queer Kevin Yoder from Kansas. She is le***an and will be one of the first two Native American women to serve in Congress. There are several vendor buttons out there from her campaign but this is the only official button I'm aware of -- I have several badly damaged duplicates. Working on getting a few more undamaged but these are extremely scarce. Fingers crossed!
I think I may have come across two pins that Karl doesn't already have, but no doubt John does. I have no idea who Sean Salgado was(or is) or what CSL might stand for.
A button from when I was a student at Iowa State University. There were two initiatives on the ballot for student Senate elections that spring. One was to add a seat for students with disabilities, which passed, the other was to add a seat for LGB students, which failed.
I just put a bunch of pins from the Norwegian party, Red, for their upcoming parliamentary elections up for auction on my own wall. I post this here just so folk can see their rainbow pin.
Trying to get some info on 57 (curl copy 680 Bway NYC) and a date for 61. Anyone out there who can help?