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?