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The city of Moncton, New Brunswick says it is waiting for the results of a national report looking into the safety of rainbow crosswalks. City spokesperson Isabelle LeBlanc says officials have ordered the study from the Transportation Association of Canada and must carefully review the results before they can allow any more pedestrian walkways to be painted purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red. This all comes after the city already began painting some of its crosswalks to show support for the LGBTQ community in 2017, but...

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has decorated several train cars with rainbows for Pride Month. Some trains on the north-south Red Line will bear pride colors this month. CTA wrapped some of the cars in rainbows, like they did in 2017 and 2018. The Howard Brown Health Center sponsored the cars, and they’re decorated on the inside with images highlighting the center’s diverse patient population. 14 crosswalks in Boystown, Chicago’s gay village, will also feature pride colors. 13 of them are rainbows,...

"The rainbow crosswalk project signifies that the city remains steadfast in protecting who we are," said Ramesh Ariyanayakam, President, Northalsted Business Alliance.When the project is completed in time for this year's Pride Fest, which starts June 22, there will be a total of 13 Pride-themed rainbow crosswalks on the one-mile stretch of North Halsted from Melrose north to Bradley, excluding Addison.The 14th completed crosswalk at Melrose and Halsted is dedicated to the transgender community with the inclusion of the...
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New Jersey is having the best pride ever! The small town of Maplewood is the first city/town in New Jersey to get a permanent rainbow crosswalk. And it is the first rainbow crosswalk on a county road. Located at the intersection of Oakview and Valley Street, the colorful display of pride is getting attention from locals and others who are visiting just to see the new attraction. Maplewood joins the ranks of some major cities that have permanent rainbow crosswalks...

It may be a small step (pun intended), but a permanent installation of rainbow crosswalks goes a long way. That may be my opinion, but I believe others may agree. May they be in a gayborhood like I saw during on of my trips to Philadelphia (a little faded during September, but still visible). or the crosswalks in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada accompanied by rainbow picnic tables, A simple paint job puts a smile on the face. It's also a statement that...
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The Merchants of Fourth Avenue are honored to be the stewards of Arizona’s first Rainbow Crosswalks! This is our declaration: “We embrace every member of our community and celebrate the diverse cultures which continue to be woven into the fabric of the Old Pueblo.” In collaboration with the City of Tucson, Speedy Striping, Inc., and the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, Historic Fourth Avenue supported the installation of a public art piece that promotes the positive values of our community. The project cost approximately...
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The expected cost to install a rainbow crosswalk across four sides of an intersection has caused quite the controversy. At nearly $200,000 to the City of Atlanta and located at 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue, some have come to question if it’s money well spent. The colourful tribute was set to remember those who were killed in the tragedy at Pulse Orlando that saw 49 people killed at the LGBT+ nightclub. The cost is expected to cover a year of maintenance from...
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Mayor Kasim Reed announced the decision on the anniversary of the Pulse massacre. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced that crosswalks in Midtown that were temporarily painted the colors of the rainbow as a symbol of LGBT Pride will now be installed permanently. The announcement was made on June 12, the first anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting that took the lives of 49 people last year. “Our city has rallied around our LGBT community, and we have not shied from demonstrating our...
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Cities across the globe have added a touch of LGBTQ visibility and pride by painting rainbow crosswalks on their streets. They are often temporary, put down to coincide with Pride, before being painted over and returned to their original, bland look. Some cities have decided to take a bigger stand in showing they stand with the LGBTQ community by making their pride crosswalks permanent. As we recently reported, the city of Lethbridge, in Canada, is getting both a permanent transgender pride...

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