Seattle Shows LGBT Pride

Seattle Unveils 11 rainbow crosswalks in Capitol Hill neighborhood

Courtesy Nate Gowdy
Courtesy Nate Gowdy

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (center) unveils one of 11 rainbow crosswalks in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

SEATTLE- On June 23rd, Seattle and Mayor Ed Murray unveiled their LGBT Support with not 1 but 11 rainbow-painted crosswalks in the historically gay-friendly Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Mayor Murray says the display “says something about Seattle”: that it’s a city of diverse neighborhoods and character.

KIRO-TV reports that the idea for the rainbow crosswalks has been discussed for some time but was delayed in the past because of logistics and costs.  Each rainbow crosswalk cost about $6,000 each and they are being covered by fees for new private developers on Capitol Hill.  The crosswalks are located on East of Broadway on 10th and 11th Avenues. They are expected to last three to five years, but the city said it plans to maintain them for more years to come.  Thank you, Seattle!

The OUT Seattle Mayor Ed Murray could not contained his happiness holding the rainbow-colored street Pike Street sign. The rainbow Pike St. signs were just for show and won’t be installed, but we love seeing them anyway in pictures like below.

Mayor Ed Murray never shied away from being OUT, which is just one of the numerous reasons why Murray will get our continued support.  Thank you, Mayor, for making such a BOLD and colorful statement in your city!

Go Gay Pride!!

 To you, our Trip Out fans, we highly suggest putting Seattle on your lists for cities to visit this summer.

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Thank you again to Mayor Murray and all of the key players that help make this beautiful statement happen!

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