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The UK gets its first permanent rainbow crossing in Lambeth

The London borough of Lambeth has become the first in the UK to install a permanent rainbow crossing.

2019-08-16 The UK’s first permanent Rainbow Crossing opened today (16 August) outside the Herne Hill entrance to Brockwell Park, Lambeth. The crossing is a celebration of Lambeth and London’s LGBT+ community with an eye-catching rainbow crossing spanning four lanes of major roads., and celebrates the borough’s inclusive nature and creative culture. Speakers were: Cllr Ibrahim Dogus, Lambeth Mayor, Cllr Sonia Winifred, Faith Henry, a young local resident, and guests were also treated to a vocal performance from singer Almaz. www.magnus-andersson.com

The London borough of Lambeth has unveiled its brand new rainbow crossing – a planned permanent feature on Herne Hill, which aims to bring visibility to the LGBT+ community in the area.

According to the BBC, a ‘Walk the Rainbow’ messaging will appear throughout Lambert, guiding people to the Herne Hill gate at Brockwell Park to visit the crossing, a council spokesperson said.

People have been invited to share images on social media with the hashtags #WeAreLambeth and #HerneHillRainbow.

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2019-08-16 The UK’s first permanent Rainbow Crossing opened today (16 August) outside the Herne Hill entrance to Brockwell Park, Lambeth. The crossing is a celebration of Lambeth and London’s LGBT+ community with an eye-catching rainbow crossing spanning four lanes of major roads., and celebrates the borough’s inclusive nature and creative culture. Speakers were: Cllr Ibrahim Dogus, Lambeth Mayor, Cllr Sonia Winifred, Faith Henry, a young local resident, and guests were also treated to a vocal performance from singer Almaz.
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Cllr Sonia Winifred, Lambeth Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture, said: “This is a colourful and fun symbol of Lambeth’s inclusivity.

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“We’re proud of our LGBT+ community and have a tradition of championing equality and LGBT+ rights – this crossing celebrates that and is a physical example of our bold and progressive thinking.

“What better time to unveil the rainbow crossing than in the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. We’ve come a long way, and in Lambeth, we’re proud to be leading the way.”

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