Crosswalks painted for Pride Month were vandalized
Pride crosswalks in Lethbridge, Canada was vandalized multiple times last week. The crosswalks were painted with the Pride and Transgender flags earlier this month, but last week – in the days leading up to the town’s annual Pride Fest — the crosswalks were defaced with skid marks, tar, and manure. This is why we can’t have nice things, people.
According to a press release on the Pride Fest’s Facebook page, the crosswalks were first vandalized on June 12 with “blatantly deliberate” skid marks that were nearly identical to a similar vandalism incident in Saskatoon earlier this month. The group said that it considered the vandalism to be a “direct attack on the LGBTQ+ community and specifically the Transgender community.”
Then two days later, the crosswalks were again vandalized – this time with tar and manure. City workers quickly responded to remove the mess.
June is national Pride month, and several cities –…