DIY Rainbow lives on

I joined the creator of the DIY Rainbow movement James Brechney and Member for Sydney, Alex Greenwich, at the launch of a pop-up exhibition in one of the City's Oxford Street properties last week.

It's hard to believe that the original Rainbow Crossing was removed 12 months ago. Its removal inspired James to create his own chalked Rainbow Crossing in a back lane. And his stroke of inspiration in turn inspired others, around Sydney and around the world.

Here in Sydney, people joined up with their neighbours to create rainbows in their local suburbs and a real sense of community grew around their actions.

It celebrated not only the value of acceptance and inclusion it also celebrated importance of community.

James is now crowd-funding money to create a book of the great photos of spontaneous "do-it-yourself" Rainbow Crossings from around the world. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to an organisation that supports the LGBTQI community.

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