With a little bit of help from the artists on Maderia Drive, Heather unveiled Europe's first 'rainbow crossing' in Brighton to celebrate the release of her track 'We Can Change' on 9th June.
Over the last few years, rainbow crossings have become synonymous around the world as a celebration of diversity. The first crossing was launched in West Hollywood in 2012 by artist Martin Duvander, who said that they were a milestone for the LGBT movement.
Said Heather: “I knew there could be no better place in Europe to create a Rainbow Crossing than in my home town of Brighton. 'We Can Change', is my big gay anthem. It’s an empowering tribute to equality and I wanted the crossing to be a beautiful symbol to represent that during LGBT Pride month. It’s a gift from me to anyone that embraces diversity.”
The rainbow crossing has now been removed. However, Heather is in talks with Brighton & Hove City Council, Caroline Lucas MP and the artists on Madeira Drive to have a permanent fixture sometime in the future.
You can watch a video of Heather talking about the crossing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GME-QoWKh-A