The Dutch city of Utrecht has become the first in the Netherlands to install traffic lights showing same-sex couples.
Utrecht city council installed several sets of traffic lights, showing two women, two men and a man and a woman holding hands as they wait or walk.
This was done to show the ‘city’s acceptance of different forms of sexuality’. Utrecht was also the first Dutch city to have a rainbow zebra crossing.
Council alderman Kees Geldorf told Nos that it shows Utrecht as a ‘many-sided city’.
‘And they do give cause for reflection while you are waiting for the lights to change,’ he added.