You don’t have to look towards the sky for rainbows in Squamish. Two have been painted on Cleveland Avenue as a sign of support and welcome to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer and two-spirited people.
The initiative came from Squamish’s ‘Safe ‘n’ Sound Program’, and was approved unanimously by the Squamish Council. It was painted by Sutton Road Marking with special paint which should last for over a decade.
Investing in public infrastructure that not only adds colour to a community’s landscape but also promotes tolerance and love is hardly a waste of resources. It’s an investment in the education and security of its citizens, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Heather Magee – Huffington Post.