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Amherstburg Resident Looking To Bring Rainbow Crosswalk To Town

Thursday June 10th, 2021, 8:45pm


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An Amherstburg resident is requesting that Town Council considers the installation of a rainbow crosswalk.

Linden Crain says the idea was sparked after seeing the University of Windsor install two permanent rainbow crosswalks this past November and in LaSalle, where Run for Rocky raised funds to support the installation of a rainbow crosswalk.

In January 2020, Crain attended the Town of Amherstburg’s first TRUE Festival. The TRUE festival was created to help attract LGBTQ2+ visitors and focused on the theme of “inclusivity” and “being true to yourself.”
“This event was an eye-opening experience where he grasped that Amherstburg is working to build a more welcoming and inclusive environment for its residents,” he said.

Crain says the crosswalk would help empower, educate, and inspire the community to be more accepting of others and especially those who belong to the LGBTQ2+ community.

“I am committed to being an ally of the LGBTQ2+ community and will continue to speak up to help make Amherstburg more inclusive. This crosswalk is a step forward, and after all, it’s a simple, low-budget, and meaningful project that I hope Town Council agrees to adopt,” said Crain.

The proposed location is at the intersection of Richmond Street and Dalhousie Street in downtown Amherstburg.

Linden is scheduled to present his proposal at next week’s Amherstburg Town Council meeting taking place on Monday, June 14th at 6:00 pm.

It is expected if council gives their approval, a report will follow.


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