Pink Triangle. Data from: D’Augelli, A. R., Grossman, A. H., & Starks, M. T. (2006). Childhood gender atypicality, victimization, and
PTSD among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21(11), 1462-1482.
The Change Lab @ Stanford recognizes systematic racial, socioeconomic, and gender inequities in academia.
This lab is committed to building a diverse space built on a sense of acceptance and belonging. Our work celebrates and acknowledges the contributions of every member of the lab. We welcome ideas, directions, and proposals from all lab members and practice inclusive authorship. Everyone’s perspective is valued. We support each other’s professional and personal growth, and understand and respect personal and professional boundaries. Our values come from ongoing, evolving conversations about how we are addressing inequities through our lab environment, behavior, work, and outreach. Each day we aim to listen and learn and do better personally and as a lab.
We have a zero tolerance policy for unacceptable behaviors, including intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in our community.
We define harassment to include: harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments related to age, body size, disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images (including presentation slides); inappropriate depictions of violence (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify Nilam Ram, A Garron Torres, Michelle Ng, or another lab member to whom you feel comfortable talking, or leverage one of the university’s resources including, but not limited to:
Pink TriangleOriginally sewn into the uniforms of homosexual prisoners in Nazi concentration camps to
identify them as sexual
deviants, the pink triangle
has since been reclaimed by
the gay community.
Today the symbol is a source of empowerment and pride and a commemoration for all gay men and women who have been, or continue to be, persecuted because of their sexual orientation.
Data are drawn from the Q&A Project (D’Augelli et al., 2006) – a longitudinal study of 528 LGB youth, age 15-18, who were attending programs in community-based organizations in New York City (R01-MH58155). Each line passing across the ternary space represents how an individual’s feelings of internalized heterosexism changed across three assessments. Moving clockwise (left to top to right), higher scores – indicating greater internalization of heteronormative values – erase more of the pink triangle.
The visualization depicts change over time using a symbol of pride and empowerment, and also encourages consideration of how much work must still be done to combat homophobia and promote queer cultures.
We thank the following, in no particular order, for sharing their lab values and resources and helping us develop our own:
- Berkeley Agroecology Lab
- Emory University Heemstra Lab
- Harvard Ordovas-Montanes Lab
- Moin Syed, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Scott Lanyon, Dean of the Graduate School, and Gordon Legge, Psychology DGS
- Stanford Haas Center for Public Service
- Stanford Impact Labs
- Stanford Paey Lab
- Washington State University Impact Lab
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