Touching note sent to lesbian couple shows power of rainbow flags
A lesbian couple in the United States have received a touching note from a neighbour thanking them for displaying rainbow flags outside their house.
In the powerful note, the neighbour said that seeing the rainbow flags outside the house helped give them the courage they needed to come out to their family.
Sal Stow and Meghan Stabler, who are from Williamson County, Texas, shared an image of the note online, which also featured a drawing of a person holding both the rainbow flag and trans flag.
Seeing rainbow flags gave the writer the courage to come out
“You don’t know me,” the note begins.
“We’re moving away today, but I wanted to thank you. Seeing a pride flag waving so proudly out side your house every day has given me the courage to come out to my family and be more comfortable with who I am.”
Stabler shared a photo of the letter on Twitter and said: “LGBTQ Visibility Matters: Read a beautiful note found on my doorstep. I proudly fly 2 rainbow flags at my home. You never know who needs the support, who is hiding an needs a lift up.”
“Seeing a pride flag waving so proudly out side your house every day has given me the courage to come out to my family and be more comfortable with who I am.”
– Anonymous note writer
Stow shared the image on Facebook and wrote: “I just went out to collect 2 packages from the doorstep (at my partner Meghan’s house, that I call home) only to find this note under a rock on the mat.
The note has since gone viral
“This is why visibility is SO important,” she continued. “You never know who needs the support to know it’s ok. I hope this person is ok, their family is being supportive and they find a community to connect with that can help them through this brave process.
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She went on to say that Williamson County is “extremely conservative” and she will “continue to be visible in whatever way I can.”
The post has since gone viral. It has been shared almost 1,000 times on Facebook, and has been liked or retweeted almost 5,000 times on Twitter.
Stow and Stabler have been together for 18 months, according to Good Morning America. Stow is a member of the Human Rights Campaign’s board of governors and leads fundraisers in Houston. She also educates other elementary school teachers about creating inclusive classrooms for children.
The couple have said that they plan to frame the note and put it on display in their home.