The London borough of Lambeth has become the first in the UK to install a permanent rainbow crossing.
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.
Cllr Sonia Winifred, Lambeth Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture, said: “This is a colourful and fun symbol of Lambeth’s inclusivity.
“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.”