Thanks to some truly lovely activists, your subway ride is about to be just a little less soul-draining. Local residents Thomas Shim, Ezequiel Consoli and Jack Welles are bringing "Pride Train" posters and signs to MTA stations and trains all over the city in an effort to honor NYC Pride month out loud—even if the White House is yet to say a word on the topic.
You may not catch the signs at first glance—they're pretty good recreations of the MTA's grim weekend announcements—but they're worth a second look. One reads: "Pride Month: No bigotry, hatred and prejudice at this station." They've also pasted up rainbow banners to sit beneath the American flag on trains.
A few months ago, I watched some goon spray paint a swastika on a "Build Bridges, Not Walls" banner at Union Square. So yeah, I'm going to enjoy this moment—both above and underground.