A Houston neighborhood now has a gay pride crosswalk, which means crossings along all four segments of an intersection in the Montrose area are rainbow-painted.
Crews painted the crossings Saturday and by Sunday morning, residents were turning out to take photos along the crosswalk.
Pride Houston paid the $15,000 cost of the project. Frankie Quijano, president of Pride Houston, says, "All it can do is amplify what Houston is about. We welcome everyone, whatever size, shape color."
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Ham McLain moved to Houston eight months ago and stumbled across the intersection on his way back from breakfast. The 55-year-old said, "It's beautiful. It makes me proud to live here."
City Councilwoman Ellen Cohen's office coordinated the permits and approvals needed to close the street for the work.