Hubs and I made it to Cork, Ireland a few days ago-the land of my paternal lines except for my 3 x Great Grandfather, which DNA testing indicates he may have been originally from Germany. Crossing the street in the downtown of Cork I noticed this crosswalk....
I thought my friends who don't do Facebook where I posted this photo originally might appreciate seeing it. Post pandemic, the Pride flag was painted fittingly on Patrick St.(or Padraic in the Gaelic)in 2022 for #Pride Cork(which was celebrated in July that year).
I am happy to report that the crosswalk is still there thought "it be needin' a refresh".
As the article HERE says(if you can't get it to load)...."Cork was the first city on the island to formally raise the Rainbow Flag on a civic or public building and the first to illuminate its City Hall in rainbow colours. The design of the new crossing is unique to Cork, incorporating as it does both the 6 bands of the traditional Rainbow Flag and also the progressive chevron representing people of colour, transgender and intersex identities."
I am proud that the home of my paternal ancestors is a safe space of acceptance as am I.
So go see Cork, Ireland, if the fates and with ya!
Or as my distant Virginia cousin, singer William Kenneth "Big Kenny" Aplphin on my maternal sied, part of the country duo BIG and RICH has as his motto "Love Everybody".