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New York City's 'Gay Street' Renamed 'Acceptance Street' for Pride


The street in NYC's historic Greenwich Village is an art installation intended to make everyone feel welcome.

In honor of Pride Month, the street sign at the historic intersection of Gay and Christopher Streets in New York City's Greenwich Village has been changed to "Acceptance Street" as part of an art installation to reflect the evolving identities of LGBTQ people, according to Good Morning America.

The sign, which is now multiple signs and was championed by the New York City Commission on Human Rights and underwritten by Mastercard, reads from top to bottom, "gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, nonbinary, pansexual, two spirit, and (simply the symbol) +."

The installation is intended to make all who come across Gay Street to feel accepted regardless of sexual and/or gender identity.

Since WorldPride made a splash in New York City throughout June, organizers are considering how to make the installation a permanent symbol.

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