Straight But Not Narrow

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“Straight But Not Narrow” is a play on words that indicates a person identifying as heterosexual is an ally of the LGBT community. In other words, the person is “straight,” but not narrow-minded. There is a grassroots group entitled “Straight But Not Narrow” who encourage straight allies to be vocal about their support for the LGBT community in order to combat hate and prejudice. The pink triangle, often inverted, is a symbol of LGBT pride. It is a symbol that homosexuals were forced to wear by Nazis during World War 2, similarly to the Star of David. Many buttons denoting LGBT allyship and support also have a pink star. This became popular in America during the 1980s, as gay rights activists sought to make sure that this history of prejudice did not repeat itself. 


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