The city of
Philadelphia and Mayor John F. Street dedicated 36 new
street signs on Wednesday in a ceremony to
designate the city's "Gayborhood," which is defined as
Chestnut to Pine streets between 11th and Broad
streets, according to a press release from the Greater
Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation.
The signs are
each affixed with the rainbow flag and are meant to
demonstrate the city's commitment to inclusiveness and
"Gayborhood" has gay-friendly businesses, clubs, bars,
and restaurants. The Philadelphia Gay Tourism Caucus has
been pushing for the new street signs for over two
years and gained support from the city, the Washington
Square Civic Association, and Frank DiCicco, a
Philadelphia city councilman.
cities--Chicago, San Francisco, Montreal, and
Toronto--have officially designated gay-friendly
neighborhoods. (The Advocate)
mayor dedicates 36 street signs in "Gayborhood"