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TfL is once again marking Pride with a few decorative additions to the transport network. Rainbow roundels have appeared at selected stations, including Tottenham Court Road Underground station, Vauxhall Underground station, Romford TfL Rail, and Embankment Pier, to celebrate the LGBT+ community ahead of Pride in London on Saturday.
The rainbow roundel design has been updated for this year with the new hashtag #EveryLoveMatters.
In addition to this psychedelic design, a new roundel has been released this year. The pink, blue and white roundel was inspired by the trans flag.
Shoreditch High Street station has gone one step further, with benches on the platforms given rainbow and trans-inspired makeovers, and some of the Santander cycles have had rainbow livery added to their rear mudguards.
City Hall and TfL’s 55 Broadway office are flying the rainbow flag all week, and later this year TfL will launch an LGBT+ Allies group for members of staff who would like to learn more about LGBT+ issues and support the LGBT+ community.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said:
I’m proud to raise the Pride flag at City Hall. For the first time this year London will celebrate our LGBT+ community with both rainbow and trans colours across the transport network. In London we celebrate our differences and Pride is the perfect opportunity for us to come together and honour the fantastic contribution our LGBT+ community makes to our city.
London’s Night Czar Amy Lamé said:
I’m delighted that for the first time the trans flag will join the rainbow flag on roundels across London. Our capital’s strength is in our diversity and we’re once again showing that London is open for everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability or background.