Five years ago, WeHo Confidential publisher Lucas John had an idea: to paint the crosswalks at San Vicente and Santa Monica rainbow colored for Pride. The installation was only meant to be temporary. However, the move was so popular once adopted that the City of West Hollywood would vote later that summer to make the crosswalks permanent.

Cities across the world have moved to install their own rainbow crosswalks, most recently in Atlanta and Tucson.

Earlier this summer, a lifeguard tower on Bill Rosendahl Memorial Beach was painted in rainbow colors as a temporary art installation for Venice Pride. The paint job was set to go away next month, until the LGBT community spoke up asking it to be made permanent.

Luckily, the gays have family in high places. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl announced yesterday that she will introduce a motion to make the paint job permanent at the September 5 County Board of Supervisors' meeting, just three days before the colors were set to go away.

Thanks, Sheila!

(Featured Image via @venicebeachpride on Instagram)