Rainbow Flag Flaps over 'Frisco

Posted: Nov. 23rd, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Transgender Flag
Jay Barmann/SFist

In a historic moment for the LGBT community, specifically that portion dedicated to Transgender culture and identity, San Francisco's Harvey Milk Plaza hoisted the pink, white and blue transgender flag on its iconic flagpole as part of the Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony despite fierce controversy and opposition over the flag's presence.

For the first time in its history, the iconic flagpole at San Francisco's Harvey Milk Plaza raised the pink, white and blue transgender flag at a ceremony marking the eve of the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, which takes place on November 20.

"This is a celebration of the great transgender people who have come before us, and the celebration of the great transgender people who are still with us," activist La Moni Stat told SFist at the ceremony. "In numbers we find strength."

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