A Wollongong councillor wants to spread some colour in the city to counteract the homophobic hate speech seen in the past month.
Cr Tania Brown wants her colleagues to support her idea to install a permanent rainbow pedestrian crossing in the CBD.
It is a bid to show members of the Wollongong queer community that they are welcome.
Council flew a rainbow flag outside its administration building after the marriage equality vote was passed in 2017.
Cr Brown feels the rainbow crossing would be another way council showed its support to all members of the community.
"It might just be a symbol but symbols and signs matter," the Labor councillor said.
"It will send a message to our community.
"Over the last month we have seen homophobic hate speech.
"Former rugby player Israel Folau's comments have sparked a religious freedom debate.
"It is easily for people to express their opinion online and unfortunately that is usually negative so I hope the crossing counteracts that discussion with positivity."
Cr Brown does not feel the crossing would not be a "token" gesture.
"I hope the crossing will send a message that Wollongong is a diverse community which is proud of its social inclusion," she said.
"It is important that queer people do not feel ostracised and the crossing, if approved, will be a physical place that people can see and feel welcome there."
Cr Brown said, if the motion at Monday's council meeting is passed, that council staff would find a prominent location for an existing 'zebra' pedestrian crossing to be painted over in rainbow colours.
"I will ask council staff to identify an existing crossing," she said. "We actually don't have many in the CBD.
"We won't be the first council to create a rainbow crossing and I suspect we won't be the last.
"Georges River Council created one recently. The City of Sydney Council created a temporary crossing then a permanent one at Taylor Square.
"There are also many other examples of rainbow crossings internationally. They are becoming more accepted."
Cr Brown said the crossing would not be as big as the Taylor Square one.
She suggested a crossing at Wollongong harbour forecourt could be a good location such as the crossing in front of the Novotel because it was central, cars could only travel 10km/h.
Cr Brown can also see the tourism potential of the crossing.
"People could take photos there like they do at the Abbey Road crossing in England," she said.