Friday, March 03, 2017

Good News Friday: Leeds Builds Bridge To Equality

Sometimes all it takes is some paint, a paintbrush, and a little bit of love and acceptance and understanding.

Over there to England, in the town of Leeds, they have painted a railway bridge in the colors of the rainbow for its LGBTQ citizens and all because Leeds local, Thomas Wales, wanted to highlight the changing, progressive landscape of his town:
“For me, it is a shining beacon that brightly highlights the fact that the LGBT community don’t have to hide away. We’re part of the fabric of the city. I hope that anyone struggling to come to terms with their sexuality or gender identity will see the rainbow bridge and realize they’re not alone."
The planning for the bridge started last Fall and was finished in time for Valentine’s Day. Official planning for the bridge started in September last year and was completed just before Valentine’s Day. The repaint was funded by money from cash donated by people from city’s LGBTQ community and Leeds City Council.

Sure, it’s a little bit of paint, but it says quite a lot about the world today, doesn’t it?

10 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

looks waaaaaay better!

the dogs' mother said...

Very purtiful :-)

mistress maddie said...

To all the bigots out there....take note. Times are a changing whether you want it or not. Move with us or be left behind.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It's bee-YOO-tiful!

Mitchell is Moving said...

Leeds leads!

Helen Lashbrook said...

Leeds is an attractive town full of Georgian houses and this rainbow bridge can only add to the beauty of my niece's temporary home (she's at uni there).

Fearsome Beard said...

Thumbs up!

Sadie J said...

Way to go, Leeds!

Kirk said...

Urban renewal at its best.

Biki Honko said...

That is a wonderful sight! I'd like to see other bridges across the world painted in our rainbow colors. And now, with all the racism mushrooming across the world, I think it's a handshake to every other minority group who is mistreated.