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Richmond Gets LGBTQ Intersection

Scott's Addition Intersection Painted Pride Flag Color Scheme

July 17, 2018 - 5:19 pm
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RICHMOND, VA (WRVA) - A Richmond intersection has been painted to honor the LGBTQ community according to gavray.com.

The rainbow flag has long been associated with the LGBTQ community and now Richmond has an intersection painted the colors of the rainbow flag. The intersection of West Marshall Street and Altamont Avenue in Scott's Addition has been adorned with the pride flag color scheme.  

The intersection happens to be where the  Richmond Triangle Players (RTP) Theater is located. The theater is an advocate for the LGBTQ community. Folks associated with the theater wanted to paint the crosswalk at the intersection to honor their 25th anniversary.

Scott's Addition Councilperson Kim Gray got on board with the idea, and so did Mayor Levar Stoney. With political pull in tow, the process to get the needed permits moved swiftly and on Sunday July 15th the intersection was blocked off and painted. One of the painters Phillip Crosby (also on the board of RTP) told Gayrva.com "It is the first LGBTQ or pride-oriented permanent installation in the CityA Richmond intersection has been painted to honor the LGBTQ community according to gavray.com.


 Pride doesn't have to be temporary anymore in Richmond." No surprise Mayor Levar Stoney backed the installation, his first official act as Mayor was to preside over a same sex marriage at the Rogue Gentlemen restaurant in Richmond's Jackson Ward.