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    Pink Triangle 25th Anniversary

    Founded in 1996, the annual Pink Triangle installation atop Twin Peaks continues its important role as both a celebration of pride and a memorial to man’s inhumanity to man. 2020’s Pink Triangle was no exception.

    For the 25th Anniversary, under the leadership of founder Patrick Carney, the Pink Triangle Project collaborated with Ben Davis of Illuminate to make this year’s extra special. From the Opening Ceremony with Mayor London Breed on Saturday evening, June 27, until the morning of Saturday, July 11, the Pink Triangle with its 2,700 pink LED lights was visible for more than 20 miles and could be seen from Cam 2 of the Castro Street Cam. The lights changed patterns, making the display all the more dazzling.

    Leading up to the ceremony, a Pink Torch Procession starting in Oakland was held with a series of torchbearers—many of whom were LGBTQ community leaders and noted allies. They carried the pink LED torch, which was made by Burning Man artists, over the Bay Bridge and up Market Street to Twin Peaks. The torchbearers outfitted with pink face masks and gloves were escorted by Dykes on Bikes.

    Following this year’s dramatic display, the Pink Triangle friends and volunteers, including Carney’s partner Hossein and members of his family, joined in taking it down and packing it up (the pink canvas portion) for safe keeping until next year.

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    Photos by: Illuminate the Pink Triangle, Gareth Gooch, Patrick Carney, Jaime Botello, Debra Walker, ABC7 and Ben Davis.

    Published on July 16, 2020