Vienna traffic lights changed to gay couples to capture Eurovision mood

Gay-themed traffic lights are getting Vienna in the mood to host the annual Eurovision Song Contest later this month – and the hope is they may even improve traffic safety.

Dozens of traffic lights in the centre of the Austrian captial have been programmed to show male or female gay couples with hearts – in red for stop and green for go – replacing the usual single, gender-neutral figure.

The campaign is intended to present Vienna as an open-minded city and also to improve traffic safety in the hope the unusual symbols will attract the attention of drivers and pedestrians, a spokesman for Vienna’s city lighting department said…

Trigger warning: pictures of Conchita Wurst at the link.