Floriana’s St Anne Street gets rainbow-coloured pedestrian crossing

Lose the zebra and get the rainbow: pedestrian crossing in St Anne Street gets multi-colour painting in support of gender diversity

Photos: Chris Mangion
Photos: Chris Mangion

The pedestrian crossing in St Anne Street in Floriana was painted in the seven – we count six – colours of the rainbow, in support of gender diversity.

According to Gender Liberation, a recently founded NGO to reach out, inform, and empower gender diverse communities in Malta and Gozo, said Floriana was the first locality to welcome Malta’s first rainbow crossing, in celebration of LGBTIQ diversity.

“Walk the rainbow and remember the journey we’re on together, towards respect and equality for all members of society,” the NGO said.

Europe’s first permanent rainbow crossing was installed in the rural Devon town of Totnes, in England. The crossing, had been temporarily installed in 2014 during the Pride celebrations but councillors this year gave their consent to create a permanent version.

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