Maybe they might learn something is they go over and talk to their new neighbors.
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Westboro Members Now Live Next To House Painted Colors Of Transgender FlagAnd they also hold events at the house,
“We need to fight for the right for ALL people to live freely and love freely without fear.”
By JamesMichael Nichols
June 27, 2016
The Equality House, the rainbow-colored house across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, just expanded its compound — with a home painted the colors of the trans flag — and by doing so furthered its visible statement of solidarity with the queer community.
The Equality House was created by non-profit Planting Peace when it purchased the home and painted it the colors of the rainbow flag in March 2013. Earlier this year, we brought you the news that Planting Peace was attempting to acquire the house next door to The Equality House and paint it the colors of the transgender flag — like The Equality House was painted on the Transgender Day of Remembrance in 2013.
Thanks to a man named Martin Dunn, this dream has become a reality.
Over the past several years, The Equality House has held a number of pro-queer initiatives and events — all essentially on the front lawn of the Westboro Baptist Church. One of its earliest efforts involved a child’s lemonade stand for peace. Other events have included a gay wedding, a drag show and a mock wedding between Dumbledore and Gandalf.Maybe Equality House can go across the street with an apple pie to help open a dialogue or have a block party to invite the neighbors over.