Celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, San Francisco’s Gay Pride has earned its status as one of the most anticipated parties of the year. 40 years out, it’s gratifying to see how supported the gay population is by the City and her people, rainbow flags adorning Market Street from the Embarcadero to Castro Village, the 9 block celebration taking over Civic Center plaza at the very front doorstep of City Hall. We enjoy a special kind of support from our city here in San Francisco. We’re lucky to live in a place that celebrates diversity and the inherent individuality found in each one of us. We’ve come a long way.
While Pride events take place throughout the month of June, all the good energy culminates in a weekend long party, the last weekend of the month. This morning, Saturday, I woke as I do every year to a huge PINK TRIANGLE, visible just out my bedroom window. Volunteers canvas the side of Twin Peaks with it every year as a memorial to all those gay individuals who were killed in the Holocaust, and as a witness to ongoing discrimination in the world today. (You can read more about the history of the Triangle here.)
The Triangle is a moving and thrilling kick-off to a weekend long party, it’s the emotional heart of the weekend.
Happy Pride, folks!