'All Black Lives Matter' Art To Become Permanent On Hollywood Boulevard
The words All Black Lives Matter stretch down the center lane on Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive. Painted with yellow to represent Black Lives Matter, but also including colors of the LGBTQ and transgender pride flags, the street mural was painted by volunteers for the June 14 All Black Lives Matter march.
Made with temporary materials, the mural was only intended to last through the march, but when crews appeared to remove it, some people protested.
Now, the slogan will be made permanent — and the installation includes a new street sign in honor of the march. L.A. City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell says it’s a fitting place, at the same location of L.A.'s first official Gay Pride Parade, which took place 50 years ago.
“It’s the only such commemoration of LGBTQ+ rights with an emphasis on the transgender community anywhere in the city of Los Angeles,” said O’Farrell.
Installation of the permanent All Black Lives Matter street mural begins today, and is scheduled to be complete by the end of the week.