PINK TRIANGLE of Twin Peaks installation followed by Commemoration Ceremony
Sat Jun 17 2023 at 07:30 am to 12:30 pm
Twin Peaks | San Francisco, CA
About this Event
The PINK TRIANGLE of Twin Peaks is a highly-visible but mute reminder of inhumanity and recalls one the darkest chapters in human history. It is nearly an acre in size and can be seen for 20 miles and is a giant in-your-face educational tool. It’s a WARNING and a REMINDER of what has happened in the past and might happen again if we aren’t vigilant.
The Pink Triangle is a “community-building event” and education project which brings together LGBTQs with families from across the Bay Area who volunteer to help install the huge display and learn about us person-to-person. Hundreds show up. Many families bring children to meet us as individuals and learn the “History of the Pink Triangle” during the ceremony. It really does “take a village” to make this enormous Pink Triangle happen year after year. Please volunteer!
All ages are welcome. There are numerous volunteer opportunities which are spread over a four day period. Pink one, or many, by signing up HERE. A waiver must be signed onsite to volunteer, then you will be given a Pink Triangle t-shirt.
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INSTALLATION: starts at 7am, but you can show up any time before 9AM. Then we set up for the ceremony which starts at 11AM. Everyone who volunteers gets a fashionable Pink Triangle t-shirt. More info here www.thepinktriangle.com
CEREMONY: 11AM - Dignitaries include elected officials, grand marshals of the SF Pride Parade, other special guests, the SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band (the official band of San Francisco and a singer. Help prevent the hatred of the past from recurring by helping education the public of what extreme hatred can to. Wear sunscreen, wear closed-toes shoes, bring gloves and a hammer (if you have one - we have some extras).
The Pink Triangle was originally used to mark suspected homosexuals in Nazi concentration camps. It was revived in the 1970s as a symbol of protest against homophobia, then was used in an inverted form as a rallying and protest symbol during the height of the AIDS crisis (Silence=Death), and has been used to symbolize LGBTQ+ Pride ever since.
During the Holocaust triangles of various colors were used by the Nazis to identify each category of “undesirable”: yellow for Jews (overlapped to create a Star of David), brown for Gypsies, red for political prisoners, green for criminals, black for anti-socials, purple for Jehovah’s Witnesses, blue for immigrants, and PINK for homosexuals.
The yearly commemoration ceremony on Twin Peaks not only recalls the past when the Pink Triangle was created in the 1930’s, but always includes current day examples of such hatred and persecution occurring right now.
Help create a nearly one acre Pink Triangle, meet new friends, learn a part of history many don't know about, take home lasting memories, and your own Pink Triangle t-shirt.
Where is it happening?Twin Peaks, Christmas Tree Point Road at Twin Peaks Blvd, San Francisco, United States
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