Steel Glbt Safe Zone Symbol
Mark Allyn Artistic Journal
Clothing, Jewelry, and Light Artist in Bellingham, Washington
Steel Glbt Safe Zone Symbol
This steel sculpture is used to show that this is a safe place for gays and lesbians.

The pink triangle, once used by the Nazis to designate homosexual men among their prison camp inmates, is now the official international symbol for gay pride.

The black triangle, once used by the Nazis to designate homosexual women among their prison camp inmates, is now the official international symbol for lesbian pride.

The green ring is a symbol for refuge. You are welcome to come here. It is opposite the red circle, which usually means stay out.

I constructed this piece using gas tungsten arc welding. I have self taught myself in gtaw welding because it provides me with the finest control that I can achieve when making jewelry pieces like this one.

This was a gift for the Intel gay and lesbian employee group so they can use it to designate a safe place for employees to talk to someone who is supportive about coming out at work.

Intel IGLOBE, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Employee Group use this sculpture to identify a safe place on Intel's Jones Farm Campus in Hillsboro, Oregon for GLBT employees.

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