As in previous years, this Friday at the start of Frankfurt's Christopher Street Day at the Konstablerwache, the spreading discs were replaced and exchanged for gay and lesbian couples of traffic lights. City councillor Sylvia Weber was pleased to be present at the installation again, but then said: "It will be the last installation". The reason for this, however, is a positive one, as the Department of Transport and the Department of Integration and Education have jointly succeeded in achieving a permanent installation of the traffic light pairs. "This small measure is an important sign for equality, acceptance and against exclusion," said Weber, "as well as a sign of our equality policy and the commitment of the LGBTIQ community in Frankfurt."
The pairs of traffic lights would have a high symbolic power, which should also provide visibility and recognition away from the CSD. "Everyone is allowed to decide for themselves how they want to live," said Sylvia Weber, "that should be normal in our society." But since there are still exclusions and repressions against the LGBTIQ community even in an inherently very cosmopolitan and tolerant city like Frankfurt, it is important to set such a positive sign.