The owners’ association told them they couldn’t fly a pride flag. So they did it instead. / LGBTQ Nation
Reddit user memon17 posted this photo of their Wisconsin home after the HOA told them to remove a pride flag.Photo: memon17
Reddit user memon17 wasn’t afraid to get creative after the Homeowners Association (HOA) passed a rule banning the display of banners outside of homes other than the American flag.
Instead, they decided to do something “a lot more fun”. They’ve lit their home in rainbow colors using spotlights – and there is nothing HOA can do about it.
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“Due to some neighbors sporting BLM flags, thin blue line flags and other opinion flags, our HOA decided last month that we are only allowed to fly the US flag, and nothing else. “, explained memon17 in the post. “The day after the decision, we receive an email stating that someone pointed out our pride flag (which we had [o]n our house since 2016), and that we had to dismantle it.
“As we went through our new rules, we noticed that removable lights are allowed without restriction, so… we bought 6 colored spotlights and washed our house in the colors of the pride. A little less subtle than our simple flag. Much more fun for anyone complaining about the flag itself and what it stands for.
The user then clarified that he was not angry with the HOA and understood the decision. In fact, they are now on the board of directors.