Like a bat signal for San Francisco’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Pride weekend, the pink triangle, now making its 24th annual appearance, atop the Twin Peaks hillside will go up Saturday morning before the Dyke March.
The onetime symbol of persecution (an estimated 15,000 gay and lesbians were killed in Nazi Germany's extermination camps) is now a symbol of pride within the queer community.
The nearly one-acre display is made of 175 pink tarps and nearly 5,000 12-inch-long steel spikes. The display measures roughly 200 feet long on each leg and can be seen for approximately 20 miles.
Should you want to help set up the triangle on the Saturday, June 299, Check out details on the official pink triangle page. Be sure to bring a hammer, gloves, and sunscreen.
To sweeten the deal, you’ll be rewarded with coffee, sweet treats, and an official pink triangle t-shirt.
Details: Arrivals begin at 7 a. m. Installation starts at 10 a.m. You can show up at any time. An official commemoration ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. featuring various dignitaries including elected officials.
But if you really want to be of service, the de-installation is in need of volunteers from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. following Sunday’s parade.