White Knot

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The White Knot Symbol

The White Knot is a symbol of support for same-sex marriage in the United States.

The White Knot combines two symbols of marriage, the color white and "tying the knot" to represent support for same-sex marriage.[1] The White Knot has been worn publicly by many celebrities as a means of demonstrating solidarity with that cause.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8] The White Knot was created by Frank Voci in November 2008, in response to the passage of Proposition 8 in California and bans on same-sex marriage and denial of other civil rights for LGBT persons across the nation.[9]


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  2. ^ Jere Hester (16 July 2009). "White Knot? Why Not?". nbcnewyork.com. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  3. ^ Brooks Barnes (26 November 2008). "Another Cause, Another Ribbon". thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  4. ^ Marc Malkin (7 February 2009). "Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl: White Knot for Gay Marriage". EOnline. Archived from the original on 9 February 2009. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  5. ^ Nikki Finke (24 February 2009). "White Knot Oscars And Spirit Awards Lists". Deadline. Archived from the original on 5 December 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  6. ^ Adam Markovitz (10 February 2009). "Oscar fashion preview: White knots on the red carpet?". popwatch.ew.com. Archived from the original on 22 February 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  7. ^ Rhiza Dizon (20 February 2009). "Expect White Knots on Oscar's Red Carpet". Advocate. Archived from the original on 15 March 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  8. ^ Andy Towle (19 November 2008). "Is the White Knot the New Red Ribbon?". Towleroad. Archived from the original on 6 March 2019. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  9. ^ "About White Knot". WhiteKnot. Archived from the original on 11 August 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2019.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)