When the sun rises on Saturday, July 11, the 2,700 LED nodes forming the Pink Triangle will go dark, bringing to a close an extraordinary two-week exhibition.
Images of the project have been shared around the globe, offering compelling affirmation that San Francisco remains at the center of the worldwide LGBTQ community. The illumination of Patrick Carney's beloved project went viral and told again the important story of the triangle's evolution from a mark of hate to a symbol of love.
If you haven't yet made the trip to San Francisco to see the Triangle up close, we encourage you to make the effort before Saturday. It's best viewed from the Castro, but can be seen throughout the city. If you're up for it, a short hike up to Twin Peaks (you can drive up to the Burnett Ave. Gate and walk up from there) allows a view from the top of the triangle with the city as a backdrop. Breathtaking.
And if you know anyone who might want to support this effort, Wells Fargo is still matching gifts until the lights go down.
Thank you again for your support of this community-led effort to Illuminate The Pink Triangle.
The Pink Triangle has been lit!
The Pink Triangle will remain lit until July 10 and we're still seeking support for this effort. Longtime SF Pride supporter Wells Fargo is matching all gifts, up to $30,000, until the lights are turned off.
An historic community-led effort to let San Francisco’s pride shine during this time of darkness is emerging.
The Pink Triangle, once a symbol of one of the darkest chapters in human history and now embraced as a beloved beacon of hope and inclusion, has long been at the center of the city's annual SF Pride celebration. Yet Patrick Carney's iconic public art installation atop Twin Peaks is in question - in its 25th year. Social distancing restrictions will make it impossible to construct the massive canvas triangle.
But a milestone effort is underway to Illuminate the Pink Triangle - making it more vibrant than ever. The monumental installation will be augmented by Illuminate, the nonprofit behind the Bay Lights, and will feature 2,700 LED nodes of pink light. The mesmerizing triangle - covering a full acre - will serve as an enduring symbol of San Francisco’s resilience.
The estimated one million annual Pride participants will not be celebrating in San Francisco this year, yet through this effort, the city - and the world - will be able to experience something beautiful together when we Illuminate the Pink Triangle during the global grand lighting.
We invite you to participate in this historic effort. Your gift, no matter the size, brings us closer to that magical moment when we can all come together — even if we’re physically apart — and observe the global grand lighting of this beloved symbol when darkness falls on June 27th.
All donations are 100% tax-deductible, go to SF Pride’s Pink Triangle account, and will be directed to Illuminate The Pink Triangle.
Join us today.
For more information, visit our project website.
***If you're receiving 403 errors, please visit our direct donation page and write "Illuminate the Pink Triangle" in the note. Thank You!***