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Dallas City Council approves rainbow crosswalks to mark end of Pride Month

Dallas Crosswalk Project
Posted at 9:45 PM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 23:57:08-04

DALLAS, TX — The Dallas City Council unanimously approved a motion to install rainbow crosswalks in the city's historic LGBT community to mark the end of Pride Month.

According to The Dallas Morning News, the city council approved the measure as part of a $1.4 million project for street improvements. The project will also include "a gateway monument that identifies the neighborhood with rainbow lights."

The project had been discussed for some years. Then, according to Luna, the "tipping point" came when they saw several other cities installing rainbow crosswalks.

Chris Luna, one of the city's first openly gay council members first elected in 1991, told the paper he thinks the project is “a sign of community and belonging that people will relate to."