& # 39; Transgender road crossing & # 39; is unveiled in the Netherlands: footbridge over the road is painted in different colors to represent men, women and people & # 39; of neither gender & # 39; to represent
- It is located in the city of Almere, in the province of Flevoland in the Netherlands
- Pink is for girls, blue for boys and white for those who do not match both sexes
- The new cross has received much praise, but also criticism of social media
A Dutch city is the first in Europe to set up a multi-colored pedestrian crossing for transgender people.
The pink, blue and white colored pedestrian crossing is located in the city of Almere, in the province of Flevoland in the Netherlands.
The pink stands for girls, blue for boys and white for people who do not align with both sexes. Next to it there is also a rainbow pedestrian crossing dedicated to the gay community.
Social Democrat politician Jerzy Soetekouw said: & # 39; In Almere everyone is free to be who he wants to be. This is reinforced by the pedestrian crossing. & # 39;
The pink stands for girls, blue for boys and white for people who do not align with both sexes. It is located in Almere in the Netherlands
The municipality in Almere posted photos & # 39; s on social media of the crossings with the caption: & # 39; On Saturday, November 2, during the winter pride walk in Almere, the first transgenderz crosswalk in the world will be opened.
& # 39; Together with the rainbow parade, we want to emphasize once again that the members of the rainbow community in our city must be able to be themselves in all aspects of life. & # 39;
The new cross has received much praise, but also criticism of social media.
A user posted: & # 39; It's a joke, I thought they wanted to be treated just like everyone else. & # 39;
Another said: & # 39; In this case, I want a new crosswalk for heterosexuals. & # 39;
The municipality of Almere posted photos on social media of the crossings
But others saw the crossing posted as more positive: & # 39; If you look at some of the posted comments, this confirms why we need such & # 39; n pedestrian crossing in Almere. & # 39;
Another said: & # 39; I think it's a very cool idea. & # 39;
Paul Andriessen, spokesperson for the municipality of Almere: & # 39; We wanted to paint both flags to make a statement. & # 39;
You added: & # 39; In our city, anyone can be himself and fall in love with the person he falls in love with.
& # 39; With such a & # 39; n junction for a hospital, you as a municipality give an important signal: everyone can be themselves. & # 39;
The idea has been used in other cities around the world, including Calgary, Washington, New York and Chicago.
The one in Calgary was destroyed in August this year with the word & # 39; lost & # 39; written on it.
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