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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."

By Jamie Tabberer

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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