Remember the rainbow crossing at Taylor Square? It was installed by the Sydney City Council in 2013 to coincide with the Mardi Gras festival and then was unceremoniously asphalted in the middle of the night on order of the NSW government a month later.
Well, it’s back babes, and it’s going to be fabulous. The Sydney City Council has announced that the rainbow crossing will be resurrected only a few steps away from the original crossing. The new rainbow will be painted on the corner of Bourke and Campbell Streets in January 2019, yep, just in time for the 41st Mardi Gras festival in June.
The new crossing will be raised and fitted with new sensors to keep pedestrians safe. It’ll be trialled for six months to make sure that it’s all safe and sound, before (fingers crossed) becoming a permanent fixture.
In a statement, Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the crossing is, “...a colourful celebration of our LGBTQI community…”. The crossing isn’t far from the TUL Sydney offices, so you’ll get all the updates (and hi-fives) right here!
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