Rainbow crossing unveiled for Pride month

Take a walk on the rainbow

Take a walk on the rainbow

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EUROPE’S first rainbow crossing has been unveiled for LGBT Pride Month.

The colourful crossing stretching across Madeira Drive in Brighton took 20 artists two days to complete.

Since 2012 rainbow crossings have sprung up in cities around the world and have been described as a milestone for the LGBT movement. The latest crossing was the brainchild of actress and singer-songwriter Heather Peace, to tie in with her new single We Can Change.

Ms Peace said: “I knew there could be no better place in Europe to create a rainbow crossing than in my home town of Brighton. We Can Change is my big gay anthem.”

Heather Peace has been an actress for 18 years starring in shows such as London’s Burning, Waterloo Road and Prey.

She added: “It’s an empowering tribute to equality and I wanted the crossing to be a beautiful symbol to represent that during LGBT Pride month. It’s a gift from me to anyone that embraces diversity.”

Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, said: “Brighton is such a creative, colourful place and the crossing wonderfully reflects that. It’s a lovely and fitting addition in the run up to Pride 2014.”

The rainbow crossing is not intended as a pedestrian crossing where those on foot have any priority over traffic.

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1:54pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Gary1965 says...

So the normal crossings are heterosexual?

*shakes head*
So the normal crossings are heterosexual? *shakes head* Gary1965
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2:07pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Gary1965 says...

And it's totally illegal.

How many injuries will occur on it before it is removed?
And it's totally illegal. How many injuries will occur on it before it is removed? Gary1965
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11:52pm Tue 10 Jun 14

The Real Phil says...

So the pink triangle brigade are alive and well judging by previous comments.
So the pink triangle brigade are alive and well judging by previous comments. The Real Phil
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1:22pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Gary1965 says...

It isn't a legal pedestrian crossing under the terms of traffic law.

How many people will be injured using it before it gets removed?
It isn't a legal pedestrian crossing under the terms of traffic law. How many people will be injured using it before it gets removed? Gary1965
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