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Mum receives moving note from young LGBTQ person after flying Pride flag outside her home

"I'm glad to know there is at least one ally in this little town."

2021-07-05

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: Wiki/Twitter/@90sbaebe

Proving simple acts of allyship can make a huge difference, a mother has shared an anonymous letter of gratitude from an LGBTQ neighbour after she flew a Progress Pride flag from her home.

The heartwarming note - sent by a "young LGBTQ+ person" in Paris, Arkansas - was shared online by the woman's son, Levi, over the weekend.

Levi - known as @90sbaebe on Twitter and @gayrightsz on Instagram - says he gave his mum, whose name is Stephanie, the flag as a gift last year.

"Pride matters"

On Insta, Levi said: "Letter left in my moms mailbox after she had her new progress pride flag i got her last year hanging up outside all month [sic].

"This is in paris, arkansas!!!! an overwhelmingly emotional reminder that pride MATTERS."

 
 
 
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A post shared by Levi (@gayrightz)

The letter reads: "Hello this is probably kinda weird but I walk past your house everyday and I've noticed your flag and I'm glad to know there is at least one ally in this little town - from a young LGBTQ+ person [sic]." 

Pure poetry!

Levi's post of the letter on Twitter has amassed 744.6k likes and counting.

In a later tweet, Levi shared a picture of his mum's house with a sign outside reading 'everybody is welcome at our home', adding: "Not people accusing my mom of faking the letter Rolling on the floor laughing. gotta love twitter! she’s legit, the letter is legit, & her heart is even more legit. she’s a retired lt colonel in the army reserve & has always been about acceptance & love. this is another pic of the front of her house! [Sic.]"

Paris - a city in Arkansas' Logan County - is home to under 3,500 people. For an insight into the state's laws and policies affecting LGBTQ people, click here.

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