Atlanta mayor dedicates the rainbow crosswalk as a permanent fixture on the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre.
The city will permanently maintain and paint the crosswalk rainbow in midtown Atlanta on the corner of Piedmont Avenue and 10th Street year-round.
The intersection in Midtown is recognized for its history as a hub for Atlanta’s LGBTQ community.
“Today, on the anniversary of this horrific event, we remember those whose lives were lost and those that were forever changed,” Mayor Kasim Reed said. “Our thoughts and prayers were with you then, and they remain with you today.”
Atlanta’s gay community advocated for the permanent rainbow intersection and won
Atlanta has a strong LGBT community that is supported by the city. The mayor said that this was the best time to dedicate the crosswalk.
“I believe that symbols of unity matter; in recognition of the outstanding and ongoing contributions of Atlanta’s LGBTQ community to our city, I am pleased to announce today that the City will install the rainbow crosswalks at the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and 10th Street year-round,” Reed added.