LA City Council Claims Street Signage is Homophobic

The Los Angeles City Council removed “No U-Turn” signs from a predominantly LGBT-identifying neighborhood after criticism.

According to residents, the signage is homophobic and promotes political messaging.

According to the L.A. Times, signs reading, “No cruising, No U-turns, Midnight to 6 am” were meant to curb homosexuality in the 1990s.

“Los Angeles has a rich history of welcoming the LGBTQIA+ community, but there has also been real and present homophobia— which at times has been inscribed into the city’s physical spaces, as with these no-U-turn signs,” Councilmember Nithya Raman said.

Some claimed the signs were discriminatory, the outlet noted.

“At first, you know, [the signs] seem a little ‘oh, okay, it’s just a no U-turn sign,’ but when you learn the history of it, and you realize these were used to profile gay people, it’s so important that we have these removed,” another councilmember said.