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Earlier this week, partners Meghan Stabler and Sal Stow discovered a note tucked under a rock on their doormat in Williamson County, Texas, written in pencil and colored with what appears to be — *heart palpitates* — watercolor paints, LGBTQ Nation reports.
“You don’t know me, but my name is [redacted for privacy,]” the note reads, written as a chat bubble you might find in a comic. “We’re moving today, but I wanted to thank you.”
Be still, queer hearts.
“Seeing a pride flag waving so proudly out side [sic] your house every day has given me the courage to come out to my family and be more comfortable with who I am,” the note ends.
I’m not going to lie to you: I’m crying right now. This very moment. The drawing has Tumblr gayby written all over it, and not only does the note mean this person left their house on their own volition — big, not to be downplayed — but it also means we have another budding queer artist on our hands. How do we support them? Where is their Patreon??
“This is why visibility is SO important,” Sal Stow wrote on Facebook. “You never know who needs the support and to know it’s ok. I hope this person is ok, their family is being supportive and they find a community to connect with that can help them through this brave process.”
Stow goes on to explain that county officials voted 4-0 to not allow the Pride flag to be flown over the courthouse, but that won’t stop her from letting her two flags fly over her partner’s home. “I am proud of who I am and the person I love” Stow wrote. “I will continue to be visible in whatever way I can.”
On this, the 21st day of Pride Month, let me just say: protect Southern and Midwestern gaybies. You all have great accents and can cook, which is more than I can say for most!