Mexico City Paints Its LGBTQ Pride Across A Pedestrian Crossing And The People Are Here For It
June is Pride month in countries all around the world. It’s no different in Mexico which celebrates its Pride Parade at the end of the month.
But to kick off the start of Pride season, the city painted a pedestrian crossing in all the colors of the rainbow!
The pedestrian crossing that was painted crosses one of the city’s most important streets – Avenida Juarez.
Avenida Juarez runs right in front of the famous Palacio de Bellas Artes, a very popular tourist attraction in the city. So tons of people are going to see this colorful display of orgullo!
A group of volunteers painted the zebra crossing and it was sponsored by YAAJ Mexico and Copred to begin the commemorations of Pride Month.
The rainbow pedestrian crossing has made news across the country.
From Quintana Roo to Tabasco and Chiapas, everyone has been talking about the Pride display.
I mean it’s only the second time that the city has paid respect to the LGBT community in this way. So it really is a big deal.
While painting the crossing with the colors of the pride flag, Geraldina González de la Vega told SoyHomosensual that “with this act, we symbolically inaugurate June as LGBT Pride month. It is about making visible that all people have a place in a diverse Mexico City.”
Rainbow pedestrian crossings to celebrate Pride have become more common around the world.
Like this gem out of Oxfordshire, UK.
Or this one out of the Phillipines.
It’s amazing to see so many cities around the world step up to celebrate their diversity.
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