Holocaust Remembrance Day
Holocaust Remembrance Day is very important to the queer community as during the Holocaust, gay men in particular were subject to harassment, arrest, incarceration, and even castration. In Nazi eyes, gay men were weak and unfit to be soldiers, as well as unlikely to have children and thereby contribute to the racial struggle for Aryan dominance. Gay men were branded with a pink triangle on their uniform and were often treated as the lowest caste of prisoner. Today, the queer community has reclaimed the pink triangle and uses it as a symbol of resiliency and unity.