Totnes, Rural UK Town, to Get Rainbow Crossing

Author: , August 27th, 2014

Totnes Crosswalk FundraisingThe rural Devon town of Totnes is to get its very own rainbow crossing, to celebrate next month’s Pride festival. The special rainbow crossings have become a popular part of recent Pride celebrations, with crossings unveiled in both Brighton and London earlier this year.

However, the planned temporary liquid chalk crossing – which will be unveiled in Totnes next to the Church Square on September 1 – will be a first for a rural community.

Totnes Pride said: “We have been inspired to create our own rainbow crossing by cities like London and Brighton who have created their own temporary rainbow crossings during the week of their pride events. “It will be the first of its kind for a rural town.”

By Nick Duffy – Full Story at Pink News | Devonshire Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Devonshire, England: Gay Twins Start Rural Gay Pride Event

Author: , April 18th, 2013

Gay Totnes, Devonshire TwinsGay twins growing up in rural Devonshire, England took it upon themselves to start their own Gay Pride celebration. Gay Star News reports:

Two gay identical twin brothers are to host a pride event in their home town this September. Jon and Mat Price grew up in Totnes, Devon, south-west England, and have since founded the Proud2Be Project… The project has invited everyone to attend the town’s first pride event, whether lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or a friend, family member or supporter. Police Sergeant Ryan Doyle from the Devon Diverse Communities Team said: ‘Devon police are proud to support Totnes pride as part of our commitment to the LGBT communities in the area.

When I was 20, you had SF Pride, NYC Pride, and a few others – now even small, rural villages are getting into the act. It’s amazing. 🙂

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