Philly Gayborhood to get rainbow crosswalks this summer

Philadelphia´s rainbow-colored crosswalks will most closely resemble Toronto’s with horizontal stripes stretching from sidewalk to sidewalk. (iStock)

Expect to see a burst of color if you’re walking through the Gayborhood this summer.

Philly Pride Presents in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia will paint permanent rainbow-colored crosswalks at 12th and Locust and 13th and Locust streets following Philadelphia’s Pride Parade. The eight crosswalks will be dedicated at the Annual Reminders Block Party on July 5th honoring the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. LGBT-rights group demonstrations.

The crosswalks have been a long time coming, said Philly Pride Presents executive director Franny Price.

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