Indeed, the LGBTQ community in Chicago will be able to proudly enjoy its colors throughout the city of Chicago since this one has painted fourteen rainbow pedestrian crossings. And there will even be a pedestrian crossing with the colors of the transgender flag!
“Fifty years ago, it was against the law for homosexuals to congregate. The police would arrest us,” Stu Zirin, vice president of the Northalsted Business Alliance, told The Sun-Times. “As we step onto the crosswalks, we have to remember our history and how hard it was — as we look forward to a bright future.”
The putting up of the rainbow strips took place on the North Side of Boystown for now. Seven pedestrian crossings were unveiled. The remaining seven will be completed in time for Pride Fest to begin on June 22.
This initiative is part of the crosswalk project that has been funded by donations and that allows us to enjoy walking into the streets of Chicago by using rainbow or blue-pink-and-white pedestrian crossings.
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