Illustration of blue, orange, pink, and green stick figures with black motion lines around them. Two of the figures' heads are drawn as male gender symbols linked together, while the other two figures heads' are drawn as female gender symbols linked together. Yellow background with a white border.
NYC (212) 807-7433 TOSS, INC. (718) 940-2182 GCIU HERITAGE OF PRIDE, INC
This button features an illustration from one of the best-known artists from the 20th century, Keith Haring. Keith Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an artist and social activist from Pennsylvania whose work was influenced by the New York City street culture and graffiti art of the 1980s. A 1997 Vanity Fair article states that "some of his most characteristic imagery involved figures twirling around and playing together, happy but never aimless." Since Haring's early death from AIDS-related illness in 1990, images he created that speak about racism, drug addiction, AIDS awareness and tolerance have become iconic. The button is to promote NYC Heritage of Pride. It is an organization that advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equality and awareness. The image on the button is the logo for Heritage of Pride.