A set of crosswalks in West Hollywood
painted with rainbow colors to celebrate Gay Pride will be made
The rainbow-colored crosswalks located
at the intersection of San Vicente Boulevard and Santa Monica
Boulevard were completed in time for the 42nd annual Los
Angeles Gay Pride Parade, which wended its way from Crescent Heights
Boulevard to Robertson Boulevard down Santa Monica Boulevard.
According to LGBTQNation.com,
the West Hollywood City Council approved making the street mural
permanent at a cost of roughly $67,000 during an August 20 meeting.
The city hopes the project will help the city in its efforts to
market itself as an LGBT tourist destination.
Los Angeles artist Martin
Duvander originally pitched the idea to city leaders in hopes of
making the markings an annual Gay Pride tradition in the city.