“The removal of the Taylor Square rainbow crossing created an even bigger stir than its original installation. To mark its passing, people attached unofficial rainbow flags to poles in Taylor Square and tied rainbow ribbons to safety fences. But performer and activist James Brechney had a fresh idea for an alternate location that somehow captured the zeitgeist.”
My exquisitely objective article on the history of the DIY Rainbow Crossing is now available to read in the Dictionary of Sydney.
Some time ago I wrote a blog post on the symbolism of pedestrian crossings. It’s here.
(Photos by meganix, taken in Darlinghurst in 2013 and Summer Hill 2015)