PHOTO: Rainbow Crosswalk Appears by Oslo's Russian Embassy
BY Daniel Reynolds
August 21 2013 7:15 PM ET
An unknown activist has painted a crosswalk near the Russian embassy in Oslo to resemble a rainbow.
A photograph of the colorful crossing in Norway's capital began to make the rounds on social media, with many recognizing the political significance of the rainbow as an international symbol of LGBTQ rights.
On Twitter, local resident Anders Giæver tweeted his commentary of the act in Norwegian: “Stockholm effect: Gay colours have spread to the Russian Embassy in Oslo during the night,” translated Pink News, a European LGBT news site.
A similiar rainbow-painted crosswalk appeared near the Russian embassy in Stockholm several weeks ago.
In recent months, Russia has been criticized for its ban on so-called homosexual propaganda, its refusal to allow gays and lesbians from other countries to adopt orphaned Russian children, and for a series of violent demonstrations against the country’s LGBT citizens.
- New Jersey Senate Passes Transgender Birth Certificate Bill
- BREAKING: Utah Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
- Hundreds of Catholic Students Protest Gay Vice Principal's Dismissal
- Duck Dynasty May Be Over After Antigay Tirade
- N.M. County Officials Resign Over Marriage Equality
- The Advocate's Person of the Year: Pope Francis
- Transgender New Jersey Senate Passes Transgender Birth Certificate Bill 6:00 AM
- Artist Spotlight Artist Spotlight: Best of Art, 2013 5:00 AM
- World News Ugandan LGBT Activists: 'We Have to Stay and Fight' December 20 2013 8:57 PM
- Marriage Equality Photo from Utah: First Gay Couple Married December 20 2013 7:40 PM
- Women LISTEN: Out Folk Duo Hannah & Maggie's Lesbian Love Letter to Mrs. Claus December 20 2013 6:46 PM
- Women INTERVIEW: Welcome to the Age of Mary Lambert December 20 2013 4:55 PM
- Style Daily Crush: Out Russian Olympics T-Shirt December 20 2013 4:48 PM