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A group of 100 community members in New South Wales’ Blue Mountains are calling on their local council to install a rainbow crossing in their region. Just days after forming this month, the group Rainbow Committee Blue Mountains attracted dozens of locals. They’re calling for the council to create the rainbow crossing on Macquarie Road …

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Wollongong residents have asked their local council for better surveillance after “cowardly” homophobic vandals repeatedly defaced their local rainbow crossing. The rainbow crossing was painted in the coastal New South Wales city last Christmas as a show of support for the LGBTIQ community. However after it was unveiled, vandals targeted the crossing with their cars, …

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Labor’s Lord Mayoral candidate Pat Condren and Labor’s candidate for Central Ward, Judi Jabour today pledged to deliver a permanent rainbow crossing in the heart of Fortitude Valley. Judi Jabour told QNews, “From Sydney to San Diego. From Taipei to San Francisco. What do these internationally renowned cities have in common? Each has a rainbow …

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Europe’s first permanent transgender flag-coloured road crossing has been unveiled in the Dutch city of Almere in Holland. The new pink, blue and white installation – the colours of the transgender flag – was unveiled next to the city’s existing rainbow crossing during their Winter Pride Walk event. Local Social Democrat MP Jerzy Soetekouw said …

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A council has installed a rainbow crossing in the south Sydney suburb of Hurstville to celebrate Pride Month. Georges River Council installed the rainbow crossing in a central location on Forest Road in the suburb. Mayor Kevin Greene said the crossing was to celebrate and show support for the diverse community. “Pride Month is an …

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Sydney’s new rainbow crossing at Taylor Square has been officially launched ahead of the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Last June, it was announced the crossing’s return was announced after the original crossing was controversially removed overnight by the state government in 2013, citing safety concerns. The new crossing, which curves around the …

Rainbow Crossing Sydney

Sydney will get a new rainbow crossing celebrating the LGBTIQ community, five years after the city’s first one was controversially removed. Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the new installation was a “victory” for the LGBTIQ community. “The news that it will be reinstated is incredibly significant on the eve of the 40th anniversary of …

The city of Orlando, Florida has unveiled a rainbow crossing near the Pulse nightclub in memory of the 49 people killed last year. Over 2,700 people signed a petition requesting the crossing in memory of the victims. The permanent fuxture is part of an interim memorial plan to make the nightclub more welcoming to visitors, …

The organisers of Cairns Tropical Pride have invited everyone to a “flash mob” photo opportunity at the city’s rainbow crossing this weekend. The city became the first in regional Queensland to boast a rainbow-coloured pedestrian crossing when Cairns Regional council installed one on the Cairns Esplanade in 2016. The crossing has returned this year and …

Darwin Council has voted to make the city’s first rainbow crossing a permanent fixture. Alderman for Chan Ward Dr Emma Young said on her Facebook page the Council had voted to pass the motion on Tuesday night. “City of Darwin recently supported the Darwin Pride Festival and its important role in promoting Darwin’s cultural diversity …

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