Utrecht Becomes First Dutch City to Install Gay Traffic Lights

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Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands, has installed traffic lights that depict same-sex couples, becoming the first Dutch city to do so.

The Utrecht city council approved new traffic lights that show two men and two women holding hands as they stop or start, with hearts hanging above.

Council Kees Geldorf told Nos that the new signs will show “the city’s acceptance of different forms of sexuality.”

“And they do give cause for reflection while you are waiting for the lights to change,” he says.

Other cities where LGBT-friendly traffic lights have been illuminated, Gay Star News reports, include Vienna and Munich.

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