A clear statement that everyone is welcome: London borough unveils Trans Pride crossing
The newly-installed road crossing, in the colors of the Trans Flag, was unveiled on the corner of Tavistock Place and Marchmont Street and is designed “to make a clear statement that everyone is welcome in Camden”.
Danny Beales, cabinet member for Investing in Communities, Culture and an Inclusive Economy, said it was “an honour” to be involved in making the crossing happen.
Today we opened the first Trans flag crossing 🏳️⚧️🏳️⚧️ in Camden. Wonderful to make a clear statement that everyone is welcome in Camden! An honour to be involved in making this happen. #LGBWithTheT #TransRightsAreHumanRights pic.twitter.com/S8qJCORzc5— Danny Beales (@DannyBeales) November 8, 2021
Fills me with pride to see new #LGBT+ crossing installed in #Camden ahead of #Trans awareness week— Rishi Madlani (he/him) (@RishiMadlani) November 8, 2021
Delighted as #LGBT+ champion to have supported installation in #Bloomsbury with our rich #LGBT+ history showing support for trans rights 🙌🏾🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️🌹
Can’t wait to visit after #COP26 pic.twitter.com/54LLwAhnQv
forum+ is proud to have participated in the unveiling of the first ever Trans Crossing in Camden!— forum+ (@forumplus) November 8, 2021
The🏳️⚧️crossing is on Marchmont Street (near the iconic @gaystheword) & is a proud symbol of Camden’s continued commitment to championing equality for all the LGBTQ+ community🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/ILQll8VXFT
The crossing has been proudly installed just by Gays the Word, the oldest LGBT+ bookshop in the UK and a touchstone for the broader LGBT community , founded in 1979. The shop was featured in the award-winning 2014 movie Pride.