Sydney is getting a second rainbow path to commemorate the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
When 30,000 Sydneysiders came together on the lawns of Prince Alfred Park on November 15, 2017 to await the announcement of Australia’s marriage equality postal vote, they were unconsciously transforming the green space into a site of celebration, which was exactly what occurred after the resounding YES vote came through. (Featured image: City of Sydney)
Recently, the area was renamed Equality Green, but in further efforts to commemorate one of the more significant days of our history the City of Sydney is planning to paint the 90-metre path bordering the park rainbow.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore has stated that ”the path will represent both the progress we have made towards equality and the long way to go before our LGBTIQ communities are free of discrimination.”
Proposed by the Surry Hills Creative Precinct, this will be Sydney’s second painted rainbow with the first having appeared last year at the intersection of Bourke and Campbell streets in Darlinghurst and linking Sydney to other LGBTIQ cities around the world like San Francisco, Paris and Wellington, New Zealand.
Community consultation is now open for Sydneysiders and will close at 5pm on Sunday 29 November 2020.
To have your say, follow the link here.