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Newport Out presents Rhode Island & Newport’s first-ever permanent rainbow crosswalk installation ✊🏽🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️🌈 intended to serve as a visual symbol of inclusivity and welcome in our city. They worked hard to get this installed ahead of the Newport Pride Parade this weekend, June 24, 25 & 26, and because WHY NOT have more colors on our streets! Especially ones representing the wonderful and vibrant LGBTQ+ community. Two additional rainbow crosswalk installations will follow in early July, also extending from Equality Park.
Huge thanks to all volunteers and sponsors of this project, including:
Arts Organizations & Artists
-Sue McNally with NPT Public Art
-Karen Conway & friends and fam from the Jamestown Art Center
-Nycole Marvelous from Newport Art House (and her fab kid!)
-Bradley Wester (@buckwest), Artist & Writer from Bristol
-The Fitzpatrick Team at RE/MAX
-The Malbone House Inn
-And many wonderful donors
-Sponsors of the resolution authorizing this, City Councillors Angela McCalla and Charlie Holder, and the all the councilors who believed in our vision
-Officer Poplawski and Lieutenant Naylor, and all those at the Newport Police Department for their early morning support and coordination
Pride committee members and volunteers continue to support, challenge and help us focus on our mission of building a more welcoming Newport County.
The local businesses, including Parlor Newport, Nitro Bar, and all the general support from all who signed our letter.
The root of this project is LOVE! And to let all people know, including our LGBTQ+ residents and visitors, that you are welcome here.
We hope you can join us this weekend to celebrate Pride in Newport. Make sure you check Newportprideri.org/events for more info.