Pink Triangle Park and Memorial
In remembrance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender victims of the Nazi regime (1933-1945)
Artists: Robert Bruce and Susan Martin
A non-profit project sponsored by neighbors, businesses, city agencies, and the Eureka Valley Promotion Association
(politicians/donors names not transcribed)
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
Location. 37° 45.741′ N, 122° 26.17′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Memorial is at the intersection of Market Street and 17th Street, on the left when traveling east on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2454 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rainbow Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Harvey Milk (within shouting distance of this marker); Castro Street Historical Timeline (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jane Addams (about 300 feet away); Virginia Woolf
Also see . . .
1. Nazi Persecution Of Homosexuals. US Holocaust Memorial Museum entry:
"Between 5,000 and 15,000 gay men were interned in concentration camps in Nazi Germany. These prisoners were marked by pink triangle badges and, according to many survivor accounts, were among the most abused groups in the camps." (Submitted on May 31, 2019.)
2. Pink Triangle. Wikipedia entry:
"A pink triangle has been a symbol for various LGBTQ identities, initially intended as a badge of shame, but later reclaimed as a positive symbol of self-identity. In Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, it began as one of the Nazi concentration camp badges, distinguishing those imprisoned because they had been identified by authorities as homosexual men, a category that also included bisexual men and transgender women. In the 1970s, it was revived as a symbol of protest against homophobia, and has since been adopted by the larger LGBTQ community as a popular symbol of LGBTQ pride and the LGBTQ rights movement." (Submitted on June 1, 2019.)
3. Pink Triangle Memorial. Memorial homepage:
"The Pink Triangle
NOTE: This repaired link is still damaged. (Submitted on June 1, 2019.)
Additional keywords. LGBT LGBTQ
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 4. submitted on June 1, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.