Our Name

The name Pink Triangle Press was taken from the pink triangle that gay inmates of Nazi concentration camps had to wear.

That use of the pink triangle was first revealed to the world in "Homosexuals and the Third Reich," an article published in issue 47 of The Body Politic (January/February 1974).

The article formed part of a series — authored by gay historian and Body Politic collective member James Steakley — about the long-forgotten and tragically ended gay liberation movement that sprang up early in the 20th century in Germany.

We chose this name to reflect our interest in our history and our commitment to gay resistance.