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SF's Pink Triangle Holocaust Memorial Charred in Apparent Arson


Over the weekend I wrote about the annual installation of the massive Pink Triangle atop San Francisco's Twin Peaks, meant to commemorate gay victims of the Holocaust.

Early Sunday morning, hours before the city's Gay Pride parade was set to begin, arsonists burned a portion of the triangle: "The blaze was reported at about 5 a.m. near Christmas Tree Point Road and was extinguished about 30 minutes later. A 25-by-30 foot area was damaged, she said."

Authorities now have more information about what started the blaze: "San Francisco police say road flares were used to char a section of the triangle."

Add this to the incidents in Fort Worth and New York City, and it's clear that hatred against LGBT people is still very present.

Earlier, I featured a speech by Lt. Dan Choi at the opening ceremony. Speeches by actress Cloris Leachman and Assemblyman Mark Leno, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Here's the Facebook page for those arranging a protest against the police brutality in the Fort Worth gay bar raid:

    Posted by: Webster | Jun 29, 2009 9:09:29 AM

  2. It is obvious that hate and violence towards gays are on the rise. How sad.

    Posted by: Ed | Jun 29, 2009 11:07:26 AM

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