Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:11

Stockholm in Sweden will install same-sex traffic lights for Pride week

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From July 31 to August 6, the Swedish capital Stockholm is going to have same-sex traffic lights to celebrate the city's Pride week.

96 couples will make their appearance in the streets of Stockholm this summer with couples who kiss or hold hands.

"We want to show that we’re an LGBT-friendly city – and show that even in tough traffic!" Stockholm’s deputy mayor Daniel Helldén told The Local.

"We stand for one Stockholm for all," he added.

For now, it is expected that these same-sex traffic lights will be set up a week but they could become permanent. The final decision will be down to the transport authorities.

The deputy mayor also said that the reaction of the population was "generally very positive."

Stockholm joins the list of cities offering LGBTQ traffic lights like Madrid, London, Turin in Italy or Utrecht in Austria.

Photo: Stockholms stad