Marc Silver founder of Brighton based LGBT+ Travel Agency beOUTbeFREE.com campaigns to have a Rainbow Crossing on St James Street in Kemp Town, Brighton.
THE campaign will also be raising funds to help create the permanent landmark to celebrate 50 years since the Stonewall Riots,
Mr Silver says that a permanent Rainbow Crossing on St James Street in Kemp Town would be the perfect location for such a landmark and feels following the installation of the recent Rainbow Crossing in Lambeth in London on August 16, 2019, it is legally possible to do so.
Mr Silver, said: “Kemp Town is historically and unofficially the LGBT+ area in Brighton and Hove and would be the perfect location for such an important historical milestone to be celebrated with a visual piece of art, representing the past struggles the LGBT+ communities have had, where we are today, and a statement to the future as to how there is still work to do – as well as celebrating diversity in our city of Brighton and Hove that many LGBT+ people now call home.
“We understand that the cost of this should not come from the public purse. Therefore, we are asking for donations from the LGBT+ communities and local business in Brighton and further afield to help fund the project.
“The work starts now. Let’s see what we can do together to create a permanent landmark marking 50 years since the Stonewall Riots and celebrate the great diversity in Brighton and Hove that we cherish and appreciate, creating a symbol for the city to inspire to and achieve more for a world of equality.”
Marc has started a Go Fund Me page Brighton Rainbow Crossing and has a Facebook page also at Brighton Rainbow Crossing to raise funds and awareness of the campaign.
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