The city will be getting its first permanent rainbow and trans flag crosswalks on July 21, Calgary Pride confirms.
The flags are symbols of diversity and solidarity for members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, which will serve as a reminder for how far the city has come making its citizens feel a sense of belonging.
The crosswalks will be located on Stephen Avenue at Centre Street. Calgary Pride said the location was chosen in part for its high visibility.
“Calgary Pride consulted with local organizations serving the Gender and Sexually Diverse (GSD) community, and contacted businesses immediately adjacent to the new crosswalks,” Calgary Pride said in a news release.
“We are pleased to share that local businesses provided glowing messages of support, hugs, high fives, and message of ‘well, it’s about time!’ in support of these colourful landmarks soon to brighten their doorsteps.”
A celebration will be held at the location on Monday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.