Once upon a time, Julie Baker of Baltimore, Maryland, decorated her yard. It was a modest form of decoration—just a few rainbow-colored jar lights hung up in the front, visible to a passerby. This, evidently, was too much for Baker's neighbor to handle, and so she wrote her a note. From a Facebook post to George Takei's wall:
Your yard is becoming Relentlessly Gay! Myself and Others in the neighborhood ask that you Tone it Down. This is a Christian area and there are Children. Keep it up and I will be forced to call the police on You! Your kind need to have Respect for GOD."
Mmm, yes, who will think of the children.
Anyway, Baker ran with the adverb and went off to create a GoFundMe page to make her "Home even More 'relentlessly gay.'" Via her GoFundMe page, which has hit its target and then some:
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!!!
Thanks for your relentlessly gay support!
Side note here, but is the Random capitalization of Words just a Baltimore thing or Can I start Doing it Too?
Michael Rosen is a reporter for Fusion based out of Oakland.