8 Aug 2016

A green light for drag activist, Carmen

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:36 pm on 8 August 2016
Carmen crossing lights

Carmen crossing lights Photo: Supplied

Following the success of the kate Shepherd pedestrian crossing lights in Wellington,  a new unique set of green lights  have been unveiled on Cuba street this morning.

They pay tribute to another local legend, Carmen Rupe, the drag performer, brothel keeper and activisit who was a colourful member of Cuba street.

The lights are work of the Wellington City Council, its strategy and communications director Jeremy Baker joins Jesse in the studio.