SF’s Massive “Pink Triangle” is Back for 2023 (June 17 – July 1)
Get ready for the 2023 edition of the Pink Triangle on Twin Peaks in San Francisco. The past few years, the triangle was lit up with 2,700 LED lights by Illuminate, but for 2023 the Pink Triangle returns to its traditional pink canvas display w/ 175 bright pink tarps held down by 5,000 12″ long steel spikes as it was for its first 25 years. (so no more LED lights).
2023 Update – No LED Lights
The Pink Triangle will be a canvas display as it was for its first quarter-century. New canvases have arrived to make that happen. The LED lighting was terrific the past three years. Illuminate graciously offered to help during the pandemic year of 2020 when we weren’t able to gather hundreds of volunteers due to social distancing; that system was used for an additional two years (a beautiful bonus for sure). For that we are forever grateful. Read 2023 updates at thepinktriangle.com
The Pink Triangle has been installed atop Twin Peaks in San Francisco for each Pride weekend since 1996, as a visible yet mute reminder of man’s inhumanity to man. It is 225 feet across, nearly an acre in size, pingand can be seen for 20 miles.
SF’s Massive Pink Triangle 2022
June 17 – July 1, 2023
Commemoration Ceremony – Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 11am
Twin Peaks, San Francisco
2023 Commemoration Ceremony
Pink Triangle founder Patrick Carney introduces the following HONORED GUESTS: San Francisco Mayor London Breed, other elected officials and dignitaries including the Grand Marshals of the SF Pride Parade. The “History of the Pink Triangle” will be told by the nation’s first Drag Laureate D’Arcy Drollinger.
Then, current examples of hatred and persecution will be discussed as part of the follow up to the ‘history’ segment and will feature SF activist Gary Virginia speaking about the draconian homophobic legislation recently passed in Uganda. Dr. Michelle Kraus will speak of the plight of LGBTQ+ people trapped in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
Drag Legend Donna Sachet and SF Pride’s Executive Director Suzanne Ford will speak of proposed anti-drag and anti-trans legislation and will share their personal stories.
The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band (the “official band” of SF) and cabaret star Leanne Borghesi will be performing again and playing favorites like ‘San Francisco’.
Sign up for 2023 Volunteer opportunities
- Thursday, June 15, 2023 – Load Pink Triangle at Warehouse to Uhaul from Oakland (Noon to 2p)
- Friday, June 16, 2023 – Set up “Outline” of display on Twin Peaks (Noon to 5p)
- Saturday, June 17, 2023 – Main Installation from 7-9am on Twin Peaks with ceremony starting around 11am.
- Saturday, July 1, 2023 – Take Down from 9a-1p and return to warehouse