by Faye Brown, Metro:
A rainbow road crossing made up of colours of the Gay Pride flag has been unveiled in London. The crossing outside Brockwell Park in Herne Hill has been installed by Lambeth council to ‘show solidarity with the LGBT+ community’. It is the first permanent pride crossing in the UK and follows in the footsteps of other major cities including Vancouver, Sydney and Paris. People are being encouraged to share images on social media with the hashtags #WeAreLambeth and #HerneHillRainbow.
Homophobic and transphobic hate crime has more than doubled in England and Wales over five years.