Among the hundreds of events affiliated with the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade, one of our favorites is the big pink triangle on Twin Peaks. Volunteers put it up there just for the weekend (it's a big job, and they can use help: www.thepinktriangle.com). Today at 10 a.m., politicians, community leaders, and others haul up there to speechify. But the larger significance of the installation is shared by everyone in a 20-mile radius: It's a big rosy reminder of why the whole rigmarole exists in the first place, and we think that's poetic. Parade-wise, celebrity grand marshals Cyndi Lauper and Charo lead the way tomorrow, the latter atop a pink float surrounded by Charo lookalikes, almost as if someone had accused the organizers of not being gay enough last year. The massive celebration, with music by Meshell Ndegeocello, Terese Genecco, and the S.F. Opera, starts today at noon and continues Sunday.
Sat., June 28, 12-6 p.m., 2008