Untitled document (3).docx - Lesbian Symbols as Cultural Artifact Specific Purpose To inform the audience about the two primary symbols of the lesbian

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Lesbian Symbols as Cultural Artifact Specific Purpose : To inform the audience about the two primary symbols of the lesbian community. Thesis statement : In this speech I will first, discuss the history and meaning of the pink triangle and second, the true meaning of the rainbow flag. Introduction : Attention Getter: 1997 has been a monumental year for gay men and lesbian women across the United States. According to the December/January 1998 issue of Out magazine, Hawaii came close to granting legal gay and lesbian marriages, audiences cheered the movie In & Out, and sitcom star Ellen DeGeneres made homophobia something to laugh at. Things will never be the same. Clarification step : For this reason, I would like to explain the significant symbolization of the gay and lesbian community. Preview : First, I’ll discuss the history and meaning of the pink triangle and second, explore the true meaning of the rainbow flag. (show pink triangle VA) I. The pink triangle is easily one of the more popular and widely recognized symbols for the gay community.

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