Equality California has started a petition to get Muni to change the color scheme of its rail network to match the colors of the LGBTQ Pride flag.

Equality California

Petition Wants To See More 'Pride' In Muni System

Jenna Lane
July 12, 2019 - 8:53 am

A petition drive now under way would have San Francisco Muni change its Metro map so that it has a rainbow-flag look.

The T line would change from red to purple, for example, and the N from blue to red. Overall, the redesign of the Muni Metro map would make the section that runs under Market Street look like the LGBTQ Pride flag.

Equality California has been gathering signatures in the "Ride with Pride" campaign.

The goal is to bring 100,000 signatures to the SFMTA, said spokesman Josh Stickney.

"We've been able to gather over 10,000 signatures just from grassroots, boots-on-the-ground, and online petition sign-up forms. We think that's incredible," Stickney says. "We revitalized and relaunched the campaign at the very end of Pride this year, during San Francisco Pride, and since then we have already seen over 1,000 signatures come in."

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In a statement, SFMTA officials said the agency proudly honors the LGBTQ community by participating in the annual Pride parade and with a tribute to Harvey Milk at the Castro station and will continue to look for ways to do so.

However, they also worry that changing the long-standing color scheme of the Metro map could be confusing for tourists and people who don't speak English.