This post has already been read 4215 times!
Vienna’s gay-themed pedestrian traffic lights are here to stay.
Instead of the usual stick man, the lights show couples – a man and a woman, two women or two men. Set up recently at 47 crossings, they were to be taken down in June, after the end of several gay-friendly events.
But Maria Vassilakou, in charge of traffic issues in the local council, has said they will now remain. The state broadcaster ORF quoted her on Tuesday as saying they have already achieved cult status.
The new lights were installed in time for the Eurovision Song Contest, held on May 22, 2015.
The contest has become a showcase for sexual tolerance after it was won last year by Conchita Wurst, Austria’s “bearded lady”.
The Right-wing Freedom Party said it will lodge a criminal complaint against Ms Vassilakou for allegedly contravening traffic regulations and wasting taxpayers’ money at a cost of 63,000 euros
But a Facebook page calling for them to be kept has gathered more than 20,000 likes.
Feb 16, 2020 Comments Off on Dancing Nightingales opened Pfarrball in Vienna
Jan 23, 2020 Comments Off on AUSTRIA`S FILIPINO COMMUNITY PULLS TOGETHER TO HELP TAAL VOLCANO VICTIMS IN BATANGAS
Jan 23, 2020 Comments Off on Concert for Cause staged in Vienna
Nov 11, 2019 Comments Off on MOST INFLUENTIAL FILIPINA WOMEN IN THE WORLD – FIRST AND ONLY PINAY AWARDEE FROM AUSTRIA
Sep 30, 2019 Comments Off on Austrian Conservative Sebastian Kurz Wins Election
Sep 25, 2019 Comments Off on Pre-election debate in Austria shows People’s Party as clear winner
Sep 25, 2019 Comments Off on AUSTRIA GETS READY TO VOTE
Oct 18, 2017 Comments Off on Sebastian Kurz, in charge of Austria at 31
Sep 20, 2019 Comments Off on Core Values of Marijo and John Eleazar – Pinoy Videographers and StorytellersThis post has already been read 751750 times!In 2017, the philippine-press.com and Philippine-European Bulletin featured two young and talented Filipino entrepreneurs in Austria – John and Marijo Eleazar, husband and wife tandem who promotes Filipino creativity in a new niche. (read the...
Oct 07, 2017 Comments Off on Filipino Oktoberfest held in Vienna
Nov 25, 2016 Comments Off on Pinay Entrepreneur celebrates thanksgiving of fashion boutique in Vienna
Aug 15, 2016 Comments Off on Getting in touch with John and Marijo Eleazar
Aug 03, 2015 Comments Off on Visit to Medjugorje
Apr 03, 2016 Comments Off on CRAB MENTALITY AND FILIPINO IDENTITY
Jun 12, 2015 Comments Off on Remembering the day in 1898 – 117th Philippine Independence Day Celebration in Austria
Apr 02, 2015 Comments Off on Young blood
Apr 02, 2015 Comments Off on Coming to Austria
Apr 02, 2015 Comments Off on Filipino Values