- Title: Madrid gears up for WorldPride festivities with gay-themed street lights
- Date: 6th June 2017
- Summary: MADRID, SPAIN (FILE) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF GAY PRIDE PARADE
- Embargoed: 20th June 2017 14:06
- Keywords: Madrid Parade World Pride Gay
- Location: MADRID, SPAIN
- City: MADRID, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Human Interest / Brights / Odd News,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA0026K54RBT
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- Story Text: Gay-themed traffic lights are getting Madrid into the mood for the WorldPride festivities to be held in the Spanish capital from June 23 to July 3.
Seventy two traffic lights in central Madrid will be programmed to show male or female gay couples -- in red for stop and green for go -- replacing the usual single, gender-neutral figure. On Tuesday (June 6), twelve lights were ready, attracting the attention of pedestrians.
The campaign is intended to foster gender and gay equality given their visual impact and as a legacy of the WorldPride festivities which are expected to bring visitors from all over the world, the Madrid City Hall said in their website.
The new look of the traffic lights will not be changed after the WorldPride celebrations, the statement added.
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