LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — New rainbow crosswalks have hit Lexington on Limestone and Short streets.
Mayor Linda Gorton was downtown Monday to introduce the new crosswalks and celebrate Pride Month.
"They represent belonging," said Jim Gray, former Lexington mayor and current transportation secretary. Gray had the crosswalks painted in 2017, but they needed to be redone after the roads were recently resurfaced. "These crosswalks represent pride and how proud we are of our city -- a welcoming and inclusive city."
Back in 2017, Lexington was the 1st city in KY to install rainbow crosswalks. This new version reinforces our city as a welcoming place. To many of us, this is much more than a place to cross the street, it’s a place in the center of our city that proudly says we all belong here. pic.twitter.com/doa6v74mVo— Jim Gray (@JimGrayLexKY) June 7, 2021
One Lexington city official said the hope is to keep the momentum going well beyond Pride Month and all are invited to the pride festival later in September.