Wanted! Information about warning signals in gay bars

For the ‘Queering the Collections’ project, two Public History students are looking for personal stories about warning signals used in gay bars in Amsterdam. We are specifically interested in the owl shaped lamps: when the eyes lit up, the visitors knew they had to ‘act straight’.

Do you know this lamp or have you heared stories about it? Tell us and send an e-mail to uilenlamp@gmail.com
The lamp on the photo is property of IHLIA LGBT Heritage
Property of IHLIA LGBT Heritage
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Property of IHLIA LGBT Heritage