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The 40th annual San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade will highlight a colorful weekend in the city from Twin Peaks to the Bay Bridge.

The annual unveiling of the one-acre pink triangle atop Twin Peaks takes place Saturday morning. The symbol serves as a reminder of the pink triangles used in Nazi Germany to identify homosexuals in concentration camps.

Speakers at a 10:30 a.m. commemoration ceremony include state Sen. Mark Leno, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, supervisors Bevan Dufty, David Chiu, David Campos and Eric Mar, city Treasurer Jose Cisneros and city Assessor Phil Ting.

All this week, the 64-story One Rincon Hill high-rise at the foot of the Bay Bridge has illuminated a “crown” of rainbow colors in honor of Gay Pride Week.

Beginning Thursday night and running through Monday, Ghirardelli Square will light the “G” in its sign in rainbow colors.

The official SF Pride celebration events take place Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. at the Civic Center across from City Hall.

The event, believed to be the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender celebration in the country, includes live music, dance and art.

The Pride Parade begins Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Market and Beale streets and ends at Market and Eighth streets.

All events are free. For more information visit

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