The monument has an inscription on its border. It reads: "In memory of gays, lesbians and transsexuals who have suffered persecution and repression throughout history. Barcelona, 2011 ".
It was designed by the Municipal Institute of Parks and Gardens and built with stone from the Montjuic mountain. A fuchsia metallic border surrounds the triangle, whose base measures 4 meters; its remaining sides are 3 meters long.
The monument was inaugurated in 2011 with the performance of the Rainbow Singers choir, whose songs deals with LGBT issues. Other LGBT associations attended the inauguration too, and made a great floral offering.
The FAGC, "Gay Liberation Front of Catalonia", adopted the inverted pink triangle, and added 4 bars as a symbol of vindication of an oppressed land, as well as a raised fist which represents the workers' struggle.
Josef Brazda was the last survivor of the Nazi concentration camps for homosexuals. He wore a pink triangle on his uniform. His story is registered in two books.
In 1970, homosexuals started using the pink triangle as a symbol of protest and as a reminder of the persecution they suffered.
Initially, the gay community had proposed using the pink triangle as the main emblem of homosexuality. However, it was considered a negative symbol so they decided to adopt the rainbow flag instead.
The activist group Act Up, which supports people with AIDS, gave a new connotation to the pink triangle with which the Nazis marked homosexual people by turning it upside down.
The Homomonument in Amsterdam is considered to be the first gay monument in the world. It was built in 1987. As you can see, these monuments have a recent history.