London,
27
June
2020
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13:52
Europe/London

Camden Council unveils rainbow crossing

Camden Council unveiled a new rainbow crossing as part of Pride month and in solidarity with Camden’s LGBT+ communities.

The crossing was installed on Saturday 27 June on Camden High Street at the junction of Jamestown Road and Hawley Crescent.

Camden’s LGBT+ citizens and families are an integral part of its community – from pupils, to students, parents, grandparents, politicians, community leaders, activists, colleagues and neighbours, each individual makes Camden the unique and special place that it is.

Cllr Adam Harrison, Cabinet member for a sustainable Camden, has responsibility for highways, and said: “Whether it’s the establishment of Gay’s The Word bookshop on Marchmont Street, or even the very first performance of Lily Savage taking at the Black Cap on Camden High Street, LGBT+ people have long contributed to the life of the borough here in Camden, fighting for equality and progress against the forces of discrimination. This is Camden’s first rainbow crossing, and is a symbol of celebration and pride in this history and in Camden’s diverse communities.”

Last year Camden Council marched for the first time in Pride in London in solidarity with its LGBT+ community. This year, Camden is celebrating Pride a little differently with a programme of virtual events for everyone to get involved in, including online exhibitions, playlists and reading lists, storytelling for the whole family and more.

The full list of events can be found on the Love Camden website.

We’re encouraging people who spot the rainbow to share their pictures through Twitter using the hashtag #WeMakeCamdenProud