Soon you’ll be seeing rainbow colored crosswalks springing up throughout the country in observance to Pride Month in June.
What was once just a slither of cities designating certain crosswalks as rainbow expressions in honor of pride month have now become a flurry of cities observing the new honored tradition.
New Cities with Rainbow Crosswalks
As reported by gayety.co, the new cities are adding to the list of rainbow crosswalks. “This year, Phoenix, Denver and San Antonio will join the ranks of other proud cities (San Francisco, West Hollywood, Long Beach, Seattle, Key West, Miami Beach, Philadelphia) and paint bustling intersections in rainbow colors.”
Officials in Phoenix, Arizona, voted unanimously to add rainbow crosswalks in two areas in Phoenix. Thanks to the fundraising efforts of Aunt Rita’s Foundation, the Phoenix Pride Community Foundation and one-n-ten, the costs associated with the crosswalks and their maintenance are covered.
The City of Phoenix has not settled on a design or announced a timeline for the installations. However, the city did confirm their locations at the intersections of 7th Avenue & Glenrosa Avenue, and Central Avenue & Portland Street.
The rainbow brick road doesn’t stop there with Phoenix as the only new city to adopt the ROYGBIV crosswalks.
Denver, Colorado is moving forward with crosswalks of their own. The Baker Broadway Merchant Association, Buffalo Exchange and City Council members Robin Kneich and Jolon Clark joined forces to raise funds to paint the crosswalks at the intersection of Broadway and Irvington.
Following in Phoenix and Denver’s footsteps, San Antonio, Texas is also creating a rainbow crosswalk at the intersection of Main Avenue and Evergreen Street. To fund the installation, organizers sold “fiesta medals” that feature an artists rendition of the future crosswalk. Fiesta medals are a local tradition, going back to 1971, and many local enthusiasts collect them at the city’s annual Fiesta festival. At $15 a piece, the trinket has done its job and raised more than half of the forecasted $20,000 required for the city’s crosswalk.
We here at KWIR Media absolutely can’t wait till the rainbow crosswalks become an honored tradition throughout all the prideful cities of the United States each and every year during beyond session. And might we dare say, possible year-round in all U.S. gayborhoods — now that would be a sight to see!!!