MEDIA RELEASE | Tuesday March 26, 2013
Ryan Park MP, Shadow Minister for Roads
Penny Sharpe MLC, Shadow Minister for Transport
LABOR CALLS FOR TAYLOR SQUARE RAINBOW CROSSING TO STAY
NSW Labor has thrown its support behind the community campaign to keep the rainbow crossing at Taylor Square as a way to permanently celebrate the contribution of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people and their families to the city.
Shadow Minister for Transport, Penny Sharpe said Oxford Street was known worldwide as the hub of the GLBTI community in Australia.
“Oxford Street is famous around the world and I am confident that the rainbow crossing will become another attraction for Sydneysiders and tourists to come and see when they are in the city,” she said.
“The Shadow Minister for Roads and I have written to Duncan Gay today urging him to keep the rainbow crossing.
"I hope that common sense prevails and the crossing can become a permanent part of Oxford Street."