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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2 What does Mattachine mean?
11-27-2011, 03:49 PM
Part 1

House of Mattachine have gotten its name from the civil rights movement that pre-dated Stonewall with decades, called the Mattachine Society.

The Mattachine Society used so-called harlequin diamonds as their emblem. The design consisted of four diamonds arranged in a pattern to form a larger diamond.

But the name has an even older history then that.