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Reach for a rainbow today
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Image of a sunshine and rainbow in center with white cloud at bottom. Black text on white area.

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ALVERNO·CHICAGO, IL 60641

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Rainbows are often celebrated LGBTQIA symbols, and institutions such as the Mazer Lesbian Archives house this button in their Button Collection under LGBT (miscellaneous). The phrase “reach for a rainbow” echo’s the motivational phrase “reach for the stars” and can be interpreted as a call to embrace queer identities.

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June L. Mazer Archives. (2019). The Mazer Button Collection. Mazer Lesbian Archives. Retrieved October 2, 2020, from https://www.mazerlesbianarchives.org/buttons-collection.

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