The sassy folks at the Against Equality collective are always looking for new ways to create time and space to have critical dialog about the direction the gay and lesbian movement is headed. This month we have released a new set of 1" buttons that bring together the retro 80's design from Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign and the Silence=Death Project's (later to become the art and design collective Gran Fury) iconic "silence=death" logo that was later adopted by ACT UP. A third button of our own "greater than" logo rounds out the collection of newly available trinkets to adorn your most flagrant pair of hot pants.
Unlike the FCKH8 campaign, we don't think you can buy (or swear) your way to a more just world. I also wouldn't make the assertion that gay kids kill themselves because they can't join the army like they do either, but that's a whole other story! These trinkets are just a small gesture towards breaking the silent spectacle of consent that all LGBTQ folks think marriage, the military and the prison system are places where our movement should be putting our time energy and money.
To get your buttons click here!