Projecting Pride: Redditor Exhibits a Rainbow of Creativity

Written by | The Lens

Symbols are only as meaningful as the sentiment behind them. For example, it makes no sense to jab a peace sign into someone’s face, unless you’re trying to be ironically belligerent.

Hmm, “ironically belligerent” almost sounds like a fun subreddit, right up there with “malicious compliance” – that’s the page where a sudden burst of expression lit up our big homo hearts when it went viral this week.

A user known as memon17 wanted to display their Pride for the whole neighborhood to see, but their homeowners association (HOA) was less than gay.

“Our HOA decided last month that we’re only allowed to fly the USA flag, and nothing else. [The] day after the decision, we receive an email that someone reported our Pride flag (that we had in our house since 2016), and that we needed to take it down. We complied and removed the flag.”

Pardon our French, but zut alors! Luckily, memon17 wasn’t dependent on a single piece of fabric to declare their legendary LGBTQ+ love.

“Looking through our new rules, we noticed that removable lights are permitted without restriction so… we bought 6 colored flood lights, and we washed our house in pride colors. A little less subtle than our simple flag. A lot more fun for anyone complaining about the flag itself and what it represents.”

You go, gurl and/or gender non-conforming individuals!

We are feasting on the ingenuity and we are deLIGHTed by your can-do spirit. When haters took to Reddit with snarky comments (Say it ain’t so! Reddit? Really? Sarcasm much?), memon17 took it all in stride.

For example, one user quipped, “Very noticeable, totally won’t get robbed,” our new s/hero memon17 retorted, “Kindly go hug a cactus.”

Now that’s what we call prick control!

Of course, you must be absolutely dying to see the finished product, so we won’t keep you in suspense any longer. The fabulous memon17 linked a photo to their imgur account: memonf (we’re sensing a pattern here) with the following call to action…

“If you’re interested, here’s the house now.”

Oh, we’re interested, impressed and in love-is-love! Thanks for lighting up our Pride month, you radical, rule-bending Redditor, you!

Photo: Memo Fachino and Lance Mier 

Last modified: June 9, 2021