Campaign launched to light up Vancouver bridge with rainbows

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A campaign has been started urging the city of Vancouver to light up a major bridge with rainbow colours for pride.

The campaign includes a petition which has been signed by 1,300 people, and notes that the city is already inclusive.

It goes on to say the city should light up the Burrard Bridge, in a show of support for the LGBT community in the city.


The petition reads: “Vancouver is an inclusive city, let’s show the world. We’re going to transform the Burrard Bridge into a symbol of acceptance and inclusion. This is your opportunity to show your love and support for your city, and the LGBTQ community.

“We’re going to build the biggest pride rainbow ever. It will showcase thousands of supportive Vancouverites signatures, including every signature we collect on this petition.”

LGBT rights are fairly advanced in Canada, with same-sex marriage and adoption legal, and discrimination protections for LGBT people.