Photo by Gunnar Hersveinn, courtesy of Visit Reykjavik
Last year, Iceland was rated number one in the world on the LGBT happiness index, and it's not hard to see why. Reykjavik Pride attracts around 100,000 to the country's capital every year—and with a total population of only 300,000, that sends a truly incredible message of solidarity and acceptance. This year, however, the city decided to make its support for LGBTs even more visible, painting the entire length of a street rainbow.
Last Tuesday, hundred gathered to help paint the street, from small children to city's mayor, Dagur Eggertsson. Speaking of the installation, Eggertsson said, ‘This is one way to make our city livelier, more human and simply a better place by great collaboration and beautiful thinking.’
The paint will be kept until the end of the summer. Leave it to Iceland to one-up all the rainbow crosswalks that we've seen popping up around the world.