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Equality House, Westboro Baptist’s Neighbor, Repaints For Transgender Day Of Remembrance

by David Badash on November 20, 2013

in News,Politics

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Remember Equality House? The house literally across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church — yes, the “God Hates Fags” people — went up for sale and the man behind Planting Peace decided to buy it.

The group then painted it in beautiful rainbow colors, just to let folks know where they stand.

Now, when Fred Phelps and his cult of haters wake up and look outside, they get to see something beautiful.

Win-win, right?

Well, in honor of Transgender Day Of Remembrance, Equality House repainted their home with the colors of the transgender flag.

A wonderful gesture.

“Transgender suicide, as well as murders of those that are transgender, are alarmingly high,” Planting Peace president and founder Aaron Jackson told The Huffington Post:

“I wanted the Equality House to play a role in bringing public awareness to this issue and to let those in the trans community know that we care. It is my belief that if you are an ally for the trans community, it is imperative that you be open and vocal about it. Acceptance and inclusion comes from education.”

“It is our goal to continue to show the world that we are all equal,” continued Jackson. “But most importantly, we want those that are transgender to know that they have our love and support.”

Equality House is hosting a candlelight vigil and service tonight.

Have a look at the transformation:


Image, top, by Chd Manspeaker, via Twitter

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