Dallas to Install LGBTQ-themed Rainbow Crosswalks in Oak Lawn

Ten new rainbow crosswalks are set to come to Dallas' Oak Lawn neighborhood — the historic heart of the city's LGBTQ scene.The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved the crosswalk project as a small part of $1.4 million in street improvements on Cedar Springs Road between Douglas and Oak Lawn avenues.But the colorful walkways will send a big message, said council member Omar Narvaez, who is openly gay."We will be showing not just the residents of Dallas but the entire world that the city of Dallas is a welcoming community," Narvaez said.Mayor Pro Tem Adam Medrano, who represents Oak Lawn, said the street improvements will also include a gateway monument that identifies the neighborhood with rainbow lights.Cedar Springs has long served as the city's safe space for LGBTQ residents. Until this year, the road was the home to the city's pride parade.  Continue reading...

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