Gay Traffic Signals Returning To Munich Streets

By Stephen Fuchs on

When the city of Vienna retrofitted some of its traffic crossing lights to feature gay couples during the Eurovision Song Contest last year, several German cities followed by using the same design during the popular Christopher Street Day (CSD) celebrations, and now Munich has received permission to once again offer the gay-friendly lights for this years festivities.

The Munich city council reached a multi-year agreement with the city of Vienna to use the design for a several week period during the CSD season that takes place during the months of June and July.

It is estimated that the light modifications cost the city of Munich around 10,000 euros last year, but when compared to what it would cost to offer a more traditional PR campaign that would reach the same amount of people, that price seems to have been worth it.

Munich’s main CSD street festival and pride parade will take place on the weekend of July 9th.


Photo: Nico Kaiser [Flickr]