Memphis made home to Tennessee’s first LGBTQ rainbow crosswalk

Memphis made home to Tennessee’s first LGBTQ rainbow crosswalk
The proposed art for the crosswalk. (Source: Cooper-Young community)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - People in the Cooper-Young community were hoping to brighten up the neighborhood with the addition of a rainbow crosswalk and a vote from the Public Art Committee on Monday is making it all possible.

Rainbow crosswalk in the works for Cooper-Young

Jerred Price, the spearhead for the project, broke the news via Facebook saying this would be the state’s first LGBTQ+ crosswalk. Cooper-Young community members hoped this would be a step in the right direction in support of the LGBTQ+ community.

✅APPROVED! Memphis will be home to the state’s first rainbow LGBTQ+ crosswalk! 🏳️‍🌈 Thank you so much Sheree & Cooper Young Community Association for your hard work and support in helping me all these months! Thank you to Shahin & Aubrey Nicole DePew for speaking from your heart to the committee!

Posted by Jerred Price on Monday, September 30, 2019

Price is seen celebrating with Sheree Stubblefield of the Cooper-Young Community Association and Shahin Samiei of the Tennessee Equality Project.

A date for the painting of the crosswalk has not been released.

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