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Saturday 30 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C
# pride in the name of love
American woman is asked to tone down her "relentlessly gay" garden, gets spectacular revenge
“I need more rainbows. Many, many more rainbows.”


A MOTHER OF four in Baltimore, Maryland has decided to up the ante, after being told to tone down her “relentlessly gay” garden by a neighbour.

Julie Baker, 47, has a garden filled with rainbow-coloured solar light jars that spell out “Love” and “Ohana” (a Hawaiian word for family).

This choice of outdoor decor appears to have annoyed one of the neighbours, however, who left an anonymous note in Baker’s door this week, warning that her garden was becoming “Relentlessly Gay.”


Baker’s response? “I need more rainbows. Many, many more rainbows.”

So, she started a GoFundMe campaign, to raise money to allow her to paint her entire house and roof in rainbow colours, and generally make her home even more “relentlessly gay.”

As she wrote:

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.

The campaign has already raised $25,000  in one day, and the hashtag #RelentlesslyGay has been trending on social media in the US.

Probably not the outcome expected by that “concerned home owner.”

Read: A Dublin stationery shop is making confetti out of homophobic leaflets>

Read: 23 incredible moments you probably missed from the Marriage Equality referendum>

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