Christian Neighbor Flips Out Over Woman’s “Relentlessly Gay” Yard Decoration

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You’d think any attempt to beautiful your yard would be met by cheers from your neighbors. Not so in Baltimore, where a resident’s colorful hanging lamps were met by outrage from a neighbor accusing her of propagating the dreaded gay agenda on their block.

Baltimorean Maeve Brigid posted on Facebook:

A friend of mine made these awesome solar lamps for her garden. Happy rainbows for a garden makes sense, right?”

Well, some special snowflake sent her this note.


Maeve says she’s looking for ideas, “on how to mess with these people and show them what ’relentlessly gay’ can do… Bonus points for exceptionally kid-friendly ideas.”

Julie Baker, the woman who hung the rainbow-hued solar light jar lamps, has started a GoFundMe page, “to make my home even more ’relentlessly gay.'”

Writes Baker:

I opened my door, and found a note from my neighbor. Regarding a set of rainbow jar solar lights hanging in my yard that spell out ’Love’ and ’Ohana’ [’Family’ in Hawaiian].”

They informed me that the neighborhood is “Christian” and has “children” and asked me to stop being “relentlessly gay.’

Needless to say, I need more rainbows. Many, many more rainbows.

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!!!

Baker says if the donations go high enough, she’s going to look into getting a rainbow roof. At last look, she’s garnered $9,000—well over her $5,000 request.

But keep those donations coming, because every dollar means MORE RAINBOWS!

Personally, we think some “Relentlessly Gay” t-shirts would sell like hotcakes at any Pride festival in the country.


Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.