A Small Town’s Battle Over Gay Pride Flags
Apparently, there are a lot of small towns in the US that are now dealing with more and more Pride flags being displayed. But not everyone is happy about this and some are claiming it’s a political statement. This article is focused on a town called Heber City, in Utah. But it’s an issue that’s been popping up all over the US lately. Most recently there was a case near here in New Hope, in Reading, PA.
However, after the City Council voted for a controversial ordinance regulating banners, LGBTQ advocates said they fear the colorful displays will be a thing of the past.
Here’s the rest. Some people are claiming that Pride banners are political speech. I know some people make it political, but for me the Pride flag has never been about politics. It’s always been more about freedom and equality in a general sense, plus positive reinforcement. I never made it all about politics, I’m not that kind of gay person, I don’t think LGBTQ people should be stereotyped that way, and I think most people feel the way I do.