NYC releases ‘The L-Word’ limited-edition collector’s item for World Pride

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Fans awaiting the fall premiere of Showtime’s The L Word reboot, The L Word: Generation Q, might want to get their hands on what’ll likely become a semi-collector’s item: The L Word-themed Metrocards for New York City’s subway system.

NYC has rolled out the brightly-colored cards just in time for this weekend’s historic World Pride celebration. But there are only 50,000 cards and they’re only available at 10 select subway stations — so super fans better hustle to get their hot little hands on one.

Here’s what the card looks like:

In addition to the cards, New York is also commemorating World Pride by renaming Greenwich Village’s iconic Gay Street to be more inclusive. For two weeks, Gay Street will be called “Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Nonbinary, Pansexual, Two Spirit, + Street,” with each identity displayed in its own color of the rainbow.

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The city is also lighting up 12 of its iconic buildings in rainbow colors including the Empire State Building.

NewNowNext reports:

[The L-Word Metrocard] isn’t the MTA’s first show of support for NYC’s LGBTQ community. In honor of WorldPride 2019 and Stonewall50, the company also unveiled a set of generic Pride-themed Metrocards featuring rainbow patterns. As of June 14, five trains on the city’s 1 Line, which runs between the Bronx and southern Manhattan, are also outfitted with rainbow-hued decals on each of their train cars, reports Travel and Leisure.

Here are what the Pride Metrocards and subway train decals looks like:

Like the L-Word Metrocards, the Pride Metrocards are only available in select stations.

The creators of The L-Word: Generation Q will also be riding a float in the main parade this weekend.

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