An Overlea woman discovered a surprising–and shockingly unneighborly–note yesterday. It accused her of making her yard “relentlessly gay” (she has a string of rainbow lights) and asked her to remember that “This is a Christian area and there are Children [sic].” If she kept up the relentless gayness, the note warned, the neighbor might be forced to call the police.
The note raised a number of questions. Do children become gay by looking at a string of rainbow lights–and if so, do we have to cancel Christmas now? Does Maryland have a law against colorful decorations? Did the note writer know that “relentlessly gay” is the perfect kind of inane phrasing that the internet loves to transform into a meme?
I will say one thing about WH Auden: a great poet, he was also #RelentlesslyGay.
— Ryan Boyd (@ryanaboyd) June 18, 2015
In any case, the Overlea woman is fighting back by starting a GoFundMe page to make her home even more relentlessly gay. So far, more than 1,000 people from across the country have donated more than $15,000.
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