Guerilla Theatre costume

Guerilla Theatre costume


Hospital-gown costume with a pink star worn for a Guerrilla Theatre protest against the Berean League’s AIDS conference at the St. Paul Civic Center on November 7, 1987. Berean League members advocated for the quarantine of people with AIDS. Six protesters, wearing white face paint and carrying signs, wore the costumes while silently processing into the conference. The robe’s pink triangle and white stripes on blue fabric refer to the gay and Jewish prisoners of war forced by Nazis to wear similar shifts in concentration camps during World War II.

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