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'Pride' crosswalk proposed for downtown Hamilton

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Posted at 10:55 PM, Jun 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-08 10:19:59-04

HAMILTON — A group of Bitterroot students and community members presented a proposal to the Hamilton Committee of the Whole last week.

The group hopes to paint four crosswalks in Pride flag colors to represent and celebrating diversity and inclusion.

The proposed crosswalks are located at Third and State streets in downtown Hamilton.

Ggroup members shared background on the flag's design and colors in a formal proposal, explaining that Gilbert Baker designed the rainbow flag for the 1978 San Francisco’s Gay Freedom Celebration.

A similar project can be found at the intersection of Pine and Pattee streets in Missoula.

Due to vandalism concerns, the group has already mapped out an anti-vandalism procedure, and they to restore the crosswalks every June.

They hope their annual cleanup keeps the project’s message alive.

The proposal will be reviewed again on Tuesday at Hamilton’s Committee of the Whole Meeting, starting at 7 p.m.

You can find meeting details here.