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 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.’’
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.
Reaction to the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision in photos