MMDA opens Rainbow Crosswalk, Footbridge

June 24, 2024 Edd Reyes 143 views

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) transforms a pedestrian lane and a footbridge into rainbow crosswalk and overpass in front of its head office in Barangay Ugong, Pasig City in support and allyship with the LGBTQIA+ community.

MMDA Acting Chairman Atty. Don Artes said the rainbow-painted crosswalk and footbridge are a visible commitment that helps foster a sense of belonging and safety for the LGBTQIA+ individuals, encouraging them to fully and openly participate in public.

“In MMDA, there is no discrimination. All are welcome and given equal employment opportunities regardless of sexual preference,” Artes said.

“The adoption of rainbow crosswalk and footbridge is just a symbolic start towards more concrete plans and projects for gender inclusivity,” he added.

The Chairman emphasized that LGBTQIA+ individuals should be welcomed into society to eradicate the stigma and fight discrimination and inequality.

“The government’s support for the LGBTs is an expression that there’s nothing wrong with being a member of the community,” he said.

Additionally, the Chairman expressed high hopes that the MMDA can set a powerful example for other government agencies, local government units, and private organizations to take a stand and be socially aware.