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The Rainbow Crosswalks Of Sydney, Australia

They’re all so pretty.

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:

David Gray / Reuters

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:

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