Rainbow crosswalks show Philadelphia’s LGBT pride

Just in time for the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, Philly shows its pride in a colorful way.

A woman walks past a rainbow crosswalk in support of the LGBT community at the intersection of 13th and Locust streets, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Philadelphia. —AP Photo/Matt Slocum

Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, and the LGBT community is painting the town rainbow with pride. Philadelphia was already bright with rainbow-painted sidewalks throughout the city’s Gayborhood.

The bright crosswalks were unveiled Thursday morning as part of a collaborative between Philly Pride Presents and the City, according to the Philly.com.

Philly is colorful for Pride Month. —(AP Photo/Matt Slocum

The visual support of the LGBT community shows just how loving the city of brotherly love really is. Independence Visitor Center employee Albert Lee said that tourists coming to the city can very clearly see it’s gay-friendly.

“We keep talking about how this is the city of neighborhoods,’’ said Lee, “and this is the Gayborhood. I think it helps with trying to mesh the ideas of being welcome.’’

A man walks a dog across a rainbow crosswalk. —(AP Photo/Matt Slocum
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The welcoming couldn’t come at a better time. On July 5, Philadelphia will honor the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. LGBT-rights group demonstrations, and there’s sure to be some celebrating over Friday’s Supreme Court decision, too.

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