Vienna's Pedestrian Signals Get LGBT-Friendly Makeover

May 12, 2015 3:48 AM

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Vienna's Pedestrian Signals Get LGBT-Friendly Makeover

The Austrian capital Vienna is gearing up to host the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest — which has developed a large LGBT following —by refurbishing pedestrian signal lights at road crossings to feature gay-friendly symbols.

The updated lights will now tell pedestrians not to walk by flashing outlines of same-sex couples standing with their arms around one another or holding hands. A gay couple walking beneath a love heart tells pedestrians that it is safe to cross.

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