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Orlando has installed a rainbow crosswalk outside of Pulse nightclub

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The city of Orlando has installed a rainbow crosswalk outside of Pulse nightclub in memory of the 49 LGBT+ people killed in 2016.

Featuring the colours of the rainbow flag and surrounded by a pure white border, the new creation covers Esther Street with the now iconic club sign in the background. The nightclub remains surrounded by blocks of colour, personal messages of love, hope and less, and flowers.

Mayor Buddy Dyer revealed the installation during a recent City Council meeting, where plans to erect a new fence, add seating and greenland to the sadly still closed venue were also confirmed – as requested by onePULSE Foundation.

The crosswalk gained almost 3,000 signatures in favour of the colourful tribute before a decision was made. 

Further plans to decide on turning the nightclub into a permanent memorial are to be discussed in the coming weeks. These would include additional walking area around the site and greater landscaped areas.

All would be done, we’re sure, with a sprinkling of colour – courtesy of the rainbow flag.

Locals have used their own social media sites to post pictures of the crosswalk, alongside their own messages of love and support to the LGBT+ community.

Related: One year later: The world remembers the tragedy at Pulse Orlando

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