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London Taxi Company Releases Rainbow Taxi For International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

05/14/2015 01:07 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

If you're looking for a way to showcase your LGBT pride on the road, look no further.

In conjunction with the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on Sunday, May 17, London taxi driver Ian Beetlestone and ad company Ubiquitous and Transport for London have produced the ultimate queer taxi. Complete with a billowing rainbow flag and the phrase "Ride with Pride," it's the perfect way to transform a boring black car taxi experience into a statement about homophobia and transphobia this weekend.

"As we mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia this Sunday, I want everyone to know they are welcome to hail a ride in our iconic, beautiful vehicle,” Beetlestone reportedly told Gay Times.

The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia began in 2004 and is an attempt to draw the attention of politicians, the public and the media to violence experienced on a daily basis by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. It happens annually in conjunction with the anniversary of the World Health Organization declassifying homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1990.

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