Transport for London rolls out rainbow crossing for civil partnership conversion date

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Transport for London (TfL) will tomorrow once again roll out London’s first ever rainbow crossing in Trafalgar Square, to mark the moment that same-sex couples can convert their civil partnerships into marriages.

The crossing will be located opposite the Charing Cross Road entrance on Trafalgar Square, near Nelson’s Column.

It will be in place from 7:30am until 7pm on Wednesday 10 December – the date when couples in England and Wales can convert their civil partnerships into marriages.

Couples can head down to have their pictures taken on the crossing in celebration of the special day.

Martyn Loukes, Chair of TfL’s LGBT+ Network, said: “Once again we’re showing our support for our LGBT customers, families and staff in London, and we would love couples to come down have their picture taken to celebrate this momentous event. I’ll be converting my civil partnership on the day, and will be marking the occasion by going to Trafalgar Square with my husband to have our picture taken on the crossing.”

TfL first used the Rainbow crossing during this year’s Pride in London and then again in September at Arsenal Tube station to support the anti-homophobia in sport campaign. The crossing is similar to ones that have appeared in Brighton, Tel Aviv and Sydney.