Texarkana, Texas 2021-10-11 17:35:54 –
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Austin, Texas (NBC) -Austin City leaders celebrated the installation of a rainbow-colored pedestrian crossing in downtown Austin to celebrate Monday’s Coming Out Day.
The Austin City Transport Bureau crew drew a rainbow on the crosswalks of Force Street and Colorado Street.
This summer, the Travis County Commissioner agreed to raise the LGBTQ pride flag on county government buildings during Pride Month, which is approved every June.
The color is similar to the progressive pride flag and includes the baby blue, pink and white found on the transgender flag, as well as the black and brown stripes that represent people in color.
City officials will also decorate three nearby utility boxes. Progressive pride flags will also be introduced, but they include a purple circle in a yellow triangle to represent the intersex community.
The city also officially recognized Monday as National Coming Out Day in Austin through the Declaration.
“These pedestrian crossings show the spirit of Austin’s inclusion, unity and acceptance,” said Austin Mayor Steve Adler. “These vibrant colors on our city serve as a beacon and a symbol of diversity for everyone who lives and visits Austin.”
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