A popular rainbow crosswalk has been suddenly removed from Sydney, Australia’s gay and lesbian district because the city claimed it was a traffic hazard. The crosswalk was created to honor the 35th anniversary of the gay and lesbian carnival, and supporters want to keep the crosswalk because they say it serves as a symbol of the city’s tolerance.
2. This is what it used to look like:
Now it’s just a plain, dumb street.
In response to the city removing the crosswalk, people have started creating their own rainbow crosswalks. There is, of course, already a DIY Rainbow Crossings Facebook group.
Here are some of the group’s offerings: