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Hillcrest to get San Diego's first LGBTQ+ rainbow crosswalk

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Posted at 5:14 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 20:14:42-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Hillcrest will soon be home to San Diego’s first rainbow crosswalk to represent the community’s role in LGBTQ+ history.

The rainbow crosswalk, similar to those in cities like San Francisco and Seattle, will be located at Normal Street and University Avenue.

“The installation of a rainbow crosswalk has been a long-standing goal of the San Diego LGBTQ+ community. Hillcrest deserves a visual representation of the LGBTQ+ movement and its goals of visibility, acceptance and inclusion,” said Councilmember Chris Ward’s office.

A celebratory event called “Catwalk on the Crosswalk” will take place Jan. 11 at 1 p.m. The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus will perform and cupcakes will be provided by Babycakes. Following the event, a reception will be held at Hillcrest Brewing Company.

Councilmember Ward, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins, Assemblymember Todd Gloria, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Council President Georgette Gómez, Councilmember Jennifer Campbell and Supervisor Nathan Fletcher are set to attend.