DRIVERS and pedestrians on some of San Fernando de Cadiz’ busiest thoroughfares are being treated to a unique experience, since the town has become the first in Spain to install transgender lights on pedestrian crossings.
Placed at five strategic locations around the town centre, the lights feature two men or women holding hands or embracing, with heart icons added for extra effect.
The local council says the idea is inspired by similar lights in Austria and the Netherlands, and the project was developed alongside several LGBT collectives.
Councillor for Social Policies and Inclusion, Ana Lorenzo, says that her municipality is “a pioneer by giving visibility to same-sex couples,” calling the lights “an important initiative.”
She added that San Fernando is demonstrating a commitment “not only to gender equality and gender identity, but for equality in general.”