If there is one message that the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan wants the world to know is that “London is Open.” After a string of terrorist attacks, the Pride mantra is as relevant as ever. Commuters will especially take notice to the city’s pride overhaul when they venture to the Underground stations, bus stations, and the city’s bike share (Santander Cycle) as they’ve all received a rainbow makeover in preparation for Pride (June 24-July 9).
While most of the celebratory decor will be taken down after the festivities, Charring Cross will become the home to two rainbow flags to serve as a symbol of the organization’s support.
In year’s past, Transport for London has participated in showing their Pride, but this is one of their largest campaign’s yet.
‘We are delighted to be part of the Pride celebrations by decorating the transport network with our beautiful rainbow design at Tube stations, bus stops and on bikes,’ Ben Lyon, Chair of OUTbound, TfL’s LGBT+ Staff Network Group, said.
“The capital is one of the most diverse cities in the world and we are extremely proud to be part of the message to the world that, whatever your sexual orientation, London is open and welcomes you,” he shared with GSN.