Red light, green light, 1-2-WERQ!
Munich has introduced same-sex street lights similar to the ones in Vienna ahead of the German city’s pride festival.
The lights, featuring same-sex couples lovingly holding hands, were approved despite protestations from the Christian Social Union in time for Christopher Street Day — Germany and Switzerland’s annual LGBT pride celebrations.
Christopher Street Day — named after New York’s iconic Christopher Street, site of the Stonewall Inn where the modern gay liberation movement began on June 28, 1969 — takes place through various weekends between June and August, with the largest going down in Berlin.
The Viennese streetlights debuted in conjunction with the Eurovision contest this year and proved so popular that authorities decided to keep them around.
“They have acquired cult status,” city councillor Maria Vassilakou told Business Insider. “It’s great for the acceptance of gay couples and of course also for Vienna tourism.”
While I’m interested to see if Munich will follow suit and keep their gay lights, I’m more interested to see if any American cities would give the traffic lights a test drive. Of course, it would only be a matter of time before someone (this lady) started crying about how the lights are making the children gay by forcing them to hold hands or are sending all cars on an eight-lane highway straight to hell.
Les Fabian Brathwaite — SHOTGUN!