Vienna's Gay Lights for Eurovision

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For the upcoming Eurovision ceremony, the city of Vienna has changed its traffic lights to depict same-sex couples.


In celebration of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria, the city has changed the traffic lights to portray same-sex couples on the green and red lights.

Austria – who won last year with entrant Conchita Wurst – will host the uber-gay contest on May 23, with the semi-finals being hosted the days prior.

Instead of the lights featuring one man on the traffic lights, both male and female same-sex couples holding hands, with hearts above their heads.

“The campaign is intended to present Vienna as an open-minded city and also to improve traffic safety as the unusual symbols attract the attention of drivers and pedestrians”, a spokeswoman for Vienna’s city lighting department told Reuters.

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