PHILADELPHIA — Rainbow-colored crosswalks have been painted in a gay neighborhood of Philadelphia known as the Gayborhood.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the walkways made up of six red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet stripes are in support of the city’s LGBT community.
The crosswalks appeared Thursday morning. Backers say they were planned for some time.
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Independence Visitor Center employee Albert Lee says the crosswalks show tourists that Philadelphia is an LGBT-friendly city.
The rainbow crosswalks will be dedicated at the Annual Reminders Block Party on July 5 honoring the 50th anniversary of the first wave of U.S. LGBT rights group demonstrations.
Earlier this week, Seattle installed 11 rainbow crosswalks in its gay-friendly Capitol Hill neighborhood, joining San Francisco, West Hollywood and Key West with similar crosswalks.
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