SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF / BCN) – To kick off Pride Month, a pink torch will be led from Oakland over the Bay Bridge to the large pink triangle on San Francisco’s Twin Peaks, which will be lit in an opening ceremony on Tuesday evening.

During a ceremony at 8 p.m., the Mayor of San Francisco London Breed will flip the switch to light up the triangle’s 2,700 pink LED nodes, organizers said.

In Oakland, a kick-off ceremony will take place at Oakland City Hall on Tuesday at 11:30 am, with Mayor Libby Schaaf accompanied by dignitaries of the LGBTQ community, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Dykes on Bikes.



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Volunteers will install the 26th annual Pink Triangle on the Twin Peaks of San Francisco on May 29, 2021. The triangle is lit every night in June for Pride Month. (Courtesy photo by Patrick Carney)

From noon to 3:30 p.m., the pink torchlight procession with more than 30 torchbearers and 100 LGBTQ supporters starts at Oakland City Hall and winds around Lake Merritt.

At 5 p.m. the torchlight procession goes over the Bay Bridge to the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

Then it’s on through San Francisco and the Pink Torch is escorted by the Dykes on Bikes to Twin Peaks to deliver the torch to Mayor Breed for the Pink Triangle lighting ceremony.

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