“Your yard is becoming Relentlessly Gay! Myself and others in the neighborhood ask that you Tone It Down. This is a Christian area and there are Children. Keep it up and I will be Forced to call the Police on you! Your kind need to have Respect for GOD. A Concerned Home Owner”
To coin a phrase, “relentlessly gay,” is pretty good, I must say (it has already spawned a t-shirt!) but clearly someone has no clue that a string of rainbow yard lamps are not illegal – and not even THAT gay, really. (Although, can you believe artist Gilbert Baker and Julie share the same last name! His original iconic rainbow flag was just acquired by MoMA. See next post.) But it boggles the mind to try to understand what the thought process is of the person who wrote the note. SNL‘s Church Lady comes to mind…
“Isn’t that SPECIAL? Rainbow colored lights to let the world know what’s going on inside your den of gay sin!”
Well, a GoFundMe page has been set up to fight back that has so far raised $30,000! The page reads;
“Needless to say… I need more rainbows… Many, many more rainbows… So, I am starting this fundraiser so I can work to make my Home even More ‘relentlessly gay’ If we go high enough, I will see if I can get a Rainbow Roof!
Because my invisible relentlessly gay rainbow dragon should live up there in style!
Put simply, I am a widow and the mother of four children, my youngest in high school and I WILL NOT Relent to Hatred. Instead, I will battle it with whimsy and beauty and laughter and love, wrapped around my home, yard and family!!!”
Julie! Can I get an Amen up in here?!
NOTE: Baker self-identifies as bisexual, but said that her rainbow lights had nothing to do with any form of sexual identification. (via NCRM)