On Wednesday, Equality House, the building across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church Compound, decided to celebrate Transgender Day of Remembrance by painting the house in the same colors as the Transgender Pride Flag.
Planting Peace, the organization behind the Equality House, has taken on Westboro Baptist Church for their unapologetic homophobia and has presented many in-your-face challenges to their anti-LGBT stances by hosting a variety of events at the house, including gay weddings, a drag show and even a lemonade stand for peace.
It won’t go over very well with the neighborhood’s hate church, but this event goes way beyond battling against WBC’s relentless gay bashing. It’s about honoring members of the transgender community who were lost due to suicide and hate crimes.
In an email to Huffington Post, Aaron Jackson, president and founder of Planting Peace, had this to say.
Transgender suicide, as well as murders of those that are transgender, are alarmingly high. I wanted the Equality House to play a role in bringing public awareness to this issue and to let those in the trans community know that we care. It is my belief that if you are an ally for the trans community, it is imperative that you be open and vocal about it. Acceptance and inclusion comes from education.
Previously, the house was painted like the rainbow flag.
The video below is courtesy of Planting Peace.