In fact, the City Council and Mayor Greg Stanton unanimously approved two rainbow pedestrian crossings to show the city's support for the LGBT community.
"Phoenix values and embraces its LGBTQ brothers and sisters," Stanton said in a news release. "Phoenix is committed to ensuring equal treatment and rights for everyone and showing our support because we know diversity makes us stronger."
The rainbow crosswalks are located at at the crossing of Central Avenue at Portland Street and the crossing of Seventh Avenue at Glenrosa Avenue.
Phoenix Pride Community Foundation, one-n-ten, and Aunt Rita's Foundation requested the installation of these rainbow pedestrian crossings. They agreed to cover the costs of materials, installation and ongoing maintenance.
"The time is right to move this proposal forward to bring rainbow crosswalks ... so that our city can continue to embrace and thrive in our diversity and our inclusion and in welcoming all people who wish to visit, live in, work in, build a business in or simply enjoy the city of Phoenix," said Michael Fornelli, Phoenix Pride executive director, before the vote.
Phoenix joins other cities across the United-States that painted rainbow crossings, including for exemple Atlanta, Houston, San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C, Los Angeles, Tucson.