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A petition seeking the painting of an entire Barnes Dance intersection in rainbow colours to support the queer community was hosted by 29 businesses and organisations in recent weeks.
There were 3243 signatories to the petition at the final count, Woof Bar co-director Dudley Benson announced on the bar’s Facebook page
Company of Strangers owner Sara Munro said she hosted a copy of the petition in her clothing store and the reception from her customers was great.
"We have quite a varied array of customers, from students to elderly people, and everyone that we talked to about it was keen to sign it."
The fashion industry had always been very inclusive, and it was good to be able to use the store’s platform to show support for the crossing.
Emerson's Brewery staff member Frankie Scoles said she saw the petition on the internet, and approached her boss about hosting a copy in the bar.
Management were "100% on board’’ with the idea, and bar staff proactively encouraged patrons to sign the petition.
Ms Scoles said she was nervous about how receptive punters might be to the petition, but she need not have worried.
"We brought in customers to be honest, we shared [the petition] on social media and we had people come in and tell us they’d seen it and wanted to sign.'
Mr Benson said he would present the petition to the Dunedin City Council at a meeting in September.
An online version of the petition was scheduled to launch on Friday.