New York has been revving up for Pride weekend, but don't you think demonstrating this kind of celebration for the LGBTQ+ community should be practiced year round?
Almost 19,000 others think so too, and that's why they signed a petition that's been going around to create rainbow crosswalks to commemorate the gay community. The crosswalks would be in Chelsea and West Village near the Stonewall Inn. Stonewall Inn is a landmark location in New York. This locale was home to a pivotal riot in 1969 that acted as a catalyst for the gay rights movement. They also just hosted a Pulse nightclub commemoration not too long ago.
We have to say, this kind of gesture would be really inspiring if the city goes along with it. In a country that's wrought with contention right now, it's so important to show support for our fellow LGBTQ+ New Yorkers. Click here to sign the petition and share it with your loved ones!
Just be sure not to get hit by a car when hamming it up for the 'gram next to the crosswalks if all goes well! When they say, "Taste the rainbow," they didn't mean eat face on rainbow colored pavement because of oncoming traffic. Safety first, kids!
[Photo via @thatlalagirl]