Brisbane unveils new rainbow pride bus

Brisbane commuters will soon have their dreary bus rides to work brightened up with Brisbane City Council’s new rainbow pride bus about to be launched.

Ready to be launched ahead of the Brisbane Pride Fair Day next week, the new rainbow bus will run as part of Brisbane City Council’s City Glider services.

Public and Active Transport Chairman, Cr Peter Matic says the bus “will be wrapped in a new rainbow coloured skin, to acknowledge and celebrate the city’s diversity”.

Brisbane Pride Festival President Peter Black described Brisbane City Council’s latest addition as exciting inclusive initiative.

It is wonderful that throughout the Pride Festival, and indeed throughout the rest of the year, the LGBTIQ community will be able to see this symbol of diversity and acceptance on the streets of Brisbane”, Mr Black said via social media.

Councillor Vicki Howard who represents Brisbane’s Central Ward says the bus is just the latest display of Brisbane City Council’s support of the local LGBT community.

“This is a great win for the community and something I am delighted to deliver,” said Cr Howard.

“The popular CityGliders services operate around the clock on Friday and Saturdays, servicing the city’s key entertainment and cultural precincts, so this bus will be seen by countless millions of people in the years to come.

The rainbow bus is set to regularly service Teneriffe, Fortitude Valley, the City and through to West End.

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