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Plans to Bring Rainbow Crosswalks to Philly's Gayborhood

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    The Center City neighborhood called the Gayborhood by its residents is planning to paint the colors of the rainbow flag on some of its crosswalks. (Published Saturday, March 28, 2015)

    A popular Philadelphia neighborhood could soon become a lot more colorful with plans to add rainbow crosswalks at two intersections, according to Philadelphia Gay News.

    Philly Pride Presents and the City of Philadelphia plan to paint eight rainbow crosswalks at 12th and Locust and 13th and Locusts sts. in the city's Gayborhood this summer.

    “We know that other cities have installed rainbow crosswalks, and we have been trying to do the same in Philadelphia for a long time," Philly Pride Presents executive director Franny Price told Philly Gay Pride. “It will add a little bounce to our steps as we walk the streets in the Gayborhood."

    The painted crosswalks have been a project two years in the making and will cost $26,000, which will be paid by the city. Maintenance will be covered by Philly Pride, said the paper.

    Painting is expected to begin shortly after the city's annual Pride celebrations in June.