Permanent rainbow crosswalks seen as support for LGBTQ people
An Edmonton man has started a petition asking the city to keep the temporary rainbow crosswalks painted for last weekend's Pride Parade.
Halo Peshdary wants the three Old Strathcona crosswalks to become permanent, as a sign of support for the LGBTQ community.
He was inspired to start an online petition after seeing an online discussion about keeping the crosswalks.
"It's a very small gesture with very large effect," Peshdary said.
"It's a city's message that the LGBTQ community is welcome in the city and they are safe in the city."
Peshdary hopes to get 1,500 names on his petition on change.org.