Sonora’s Largest University Gets Pro-LGBT Crosswalk
Sonora’s largest university has a new rainbow crosswalk on campus, a show of solidarity with LGBT students.
Allies and members of the University of Sonora’s LGBT community gathered thousands of signatures and recently presented a petition to university leadership asking to be able to paint that crosswalk. With a greenlight, they painted vibrant strips of color at a prominent campus crossing over the weekend, the first of its kind at a university in the region, they say.
“I think it’s a step forward for diversity and tolerance at our university,” said law student Miguel Angel Jimenez Villalobos, one of the organizers of the effort, which he described as a step forward for diversity and tolerance on campus.
Sonora and much of Mexico’s north has a conservative reputation. But despite some negative comments on social media, Jimenez said the crosswalk has been received well on campus and in the community.