Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Homophobia Smack-Down: Indigenous People Champion the LGBTQ Community When a City Council Wouldn't

I love this story over at Upworthy by Annie Reneau, A city council voted down a rainbow crosswalk. Now residents have painted 16 of them.

In September of 2019, a proposal to install a rainbow crosswalk in the city of Chilliwack, British Columbia was voted down by the city council. Dissenters argued that such a crosswalk would be seen as a "political statement" and would be "divisive," but according to Yahoo! News, that hasn't stopped people from installing 16 of them on privately owned property...

"The city does not have jurisdiction over our lands so we are free to paint them to demonstrate our support for being an inclusive community," Dave Jimmie, president of the Ts'elxweyeqw Tribe, told Maple Ridge News.

How amazing is that?

The article shows lots more photos of rainbow crosswalks on private property, along with messages of support by the folks who painted them.

Read the full article here.

The light in me recognizes and acknowledges the light in you,

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