• Matt Esnayra

Long Beach unveils upgraded pride rainbow crosswalk


Photo via the Office of the Mayor of Long Beach

The intersection at Broadway and Junipero Avenue has a brighter, fresher colorful stripes from one side of the crosswalk to the other as Mayor Robert Garcia unveils the repainted pride crosswalk.


Why it matters:

June is pride month, and there have been reports that Long Beach’s three-mile gay enclave, colloquially known as the gayborhood, could be deemed an LGBTQ+ cultural district by the City Council.

  • The new pride crosswalk incorporates the colors of the Transgender Pride Flag and black and brown stripes for communities of color.

  • Mayor Robert Garcia, Council member Cindy Allen, and Project Management Bureau Manager Marilyn Surakus of Public Works rounded out city officials.

  • Community Organizer Jewels Long Beach, Trans Activist Sah’shey Alliyah Couture, and Miss Gay Pride Long Beach 2015 Mia Farrow attended the event.


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