Symbol of SF Pride installed atop Twin Peaks

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Perhaps the most recognizable image of the SF Pride celebration was assembled Saturday morning.

About 150 volunteers installed 'The Pink Triangle' atop San Francisco's Twin Peaks.

The display features 175 bright pink tarps and includes more than 5,000 12-inch long steel spikes to hold the triangle in place.

Crews set up the outline on Friday, and then installed it on Saturday, and will tear it down Sunday evening.

Organizers say they have turned the image, once associated with hate and discrimination, into a symbol of survival, inner strength, peace, and diversity.

The installation began at 7 a.m. and was finished in a few hours.

A commemoration ceremony was held at 10:15 a.m., and featured San Francisco Mayor London Breed as the keynote speaker. 

Other attendees included San Francisco city and state lawmakers, SF Pride Parade Community Grand Marshals, and the German Consul General.

All Volunteers who helped set up the display received a 'Pink Triangle' T-shirt. 

Organizers said the pink triangle was a symbol used by the Nazis to identify and persecute gays and has since been embraced by the LGBTQ+ community as a symbol of pride.