Crossing permanently painted in Transgender Colours

Written by on November 10, 2021

UK's first pedestrian crossing permanently painted in the colours of the transgender flag is unveiled in South London

  • The mural has been permanently painted in the town centre of Sutton, London
  • Transgender flag was created in 1999 and features colours blue, pink and white 
  • It is first of its kind in UK and follows from rainbow crossing during Pride month

The transgender crossing is the first of its kind in the UK and comes after the introduction of rainbow crossings during Pride month in 2014.

The transgender flag was created in 1999 and comprises the colours blue to represent males, pink to represent females and white to represent those who are transitioning, intersex or consider themselves as having an unidentified gender.

Sutton Council said its a ‘sign of the inclusivity of the borough’.

It added it would also form part of Sutton’s work to improve local streets and make walking and cycling more appealing as well as brightening the area ‘and provide a colourful welcome’.

ouncillor Jake Short, Sutton Council’s Lead Member for Equalities, said: ‘I am delighted to see this celebration of the richness and diversity that our transgender community brings to Sutton.

‘Until transgender people and other minority groups are able to live without fear of discrimination or hate, we must continue to demonstrate our support and stand with them to clearly demonstrate our commitment to eliminating transphobia.’

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