THE PINK TRIANGLE CHRISTENED ATOP SAN FRANCISCO TWIN PEAKS

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The Pink Triangle “christened” on Twin Peaks
amid hazy smoky conditions. Music for the event
was provided
by San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

Photo by Official Pride Photographer Bill Wilson © 2008

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There is always an international representation at this event. This year Arsham Parsi, Executive Director of the Iranian Queer Organization. pictured with Patrick Carney, the force behind the Friends of the Pink Triangle, was one of the speakers
Photo by Official Pride Photographer Bill Wilson © 2008

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In March a delegation from San Francisco traveled to Sydney, Australia to participate in their Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. Returning the gesture the delegation from Sydney to San Francisco’s GLBT parade includes Phillip Black, Jesper Hansen and Shayne Mallard. Both Black and Mallard are Councillors the Sydney equivilant to our Supervisors
Photo by Official Pride Photographer Bill Wilson © 2008

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Stuart Milk, the nephew of Harvey Milk, also was one of the speakers
Photo by Official Pride Photographer Bill Wilson © 2008

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The end of the ceremony traditionally marked with the uncorking of champagne bottles and the christening of the pink triangle by aiming the overflowing bottles towards the triangle. This year some of the bottle popped prematurely. However a good shake and the desired effect was achieved.Seen from left, State Senator Carole Migden, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Assesor/Recorder Phil Ting, San Francisco Treasurer Jose Cisneros, San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Assemblymember Mark Leno and Campbell Coity Council Member, Evan Low
Photo by Official Pride Photographer Bill Wilson © 2008

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The 10th Annual Pride Brunch honoring the Grand Marshals
was held this year at the Hotel Whitcomb. Brent Andrews
executive director of the Positive Resource Center,
acknowledges the crowd appreciation. The Positive Resource
Center was the beneficiary of the event.

Photo by Official Pride Photographer Bill Wilson © 2008

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Donna Sachet brought the Pride Brunch to a close
with her rendition of “If My Friends Could See Me Now!”
Photo by Official Pride Photographer Bill Wilson © 2008

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Events on the Main Stage ended with a toast to recently
married couples by Mark Leno and speeches by Reverend
Mark Wilson, Molly McKay, recently married John Lewis and
Stuart Gaffney, and the first couple to file a lawsuit that
ended in the recent California Supreme Court decision,
Robin Tyler and Diane Olson

Photo by Official Pride Photographer Bill Wilson © 2008

See Related: MARRIAGE EQUALITY

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BILL WILSON
Sentinel Photographer
Bill Wilson is a veteran freelance photographer whose work is published by San Francisco and Bay Area media. Bill embraced photography at the age of eight. In recent years, his photos capture historic record of the San Francisco LGBT community in the Bay Area Reporter (BAR). Bill has contributed to the Sentinel for the past four years. Email Bill Wilson at wfwilson@sbcglobal.net.

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