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CULTURAL ARTIFACT SAMPLE SPEECH Introduction(Attention Getter) –If you have read a newspaper recently, or have even checked Facebook, you probably have seen a mention of the word LGBTQ. Now if you are not sure what it means, or maybe even confused, that might be because LGBTQ is an acronym which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transsexual, and Queer. (Speaker Credibility) –Now, I know what this acronym means because…I am lesbian. (Thesis)- For this reason, I would like to explain the significant symbolization of the gay and lesbian community. ***Display your item at this point in the speech***(Preview)- First I’ll discuss the history and meaning of the pink triangle and second, explore the true meaning of the rainbow flag. Body PointsI.The pink triangle is easily one of the more popular and widely recognized symbols for the gay community. a.The history of the pink begins before WWII. i.Punishment for homosexuality in concentration camps ii.