A married couple in Pennsylvania have been putting up with their homophobic neighbors long enough and now they are fighting back with all the colors of the rainbow.
In order to avoid problems after hearing a bigoted comment, Lisa Licata and Sherry Lau at first told their neighbors, Ron Makay and Iolanda Wieczorkowski, they were mother and daughter. That lie kept the peace for a little while but when the neighbors learned the truth that the two women were in fact a married couple, the homophobic slurs escalated.
According to WTAE, that's when Licata and Lau decided not to just sit back and take it. At first they simply painted their fence the colors of the rainbow, but when the neighbors protested, they decided to send an even bigger message by painting the whole side of their house. The abuse from the neighbors escalated even further when Makay shot their dog with an air rifle.
Licata and Lau spoke to Mashable saying about the ongoing feud:
When he protested against the fence being rainbow, that's when we decided 'let's do the house. I don't want to be friends, I just want to be left alone. I just want it to stop. Mostly everyone has been so supportive … The neighbors have been quiet because they've been told by their attorney to be quiet.
Now the couple plan to paint their entire house.
This is the twenty-first century. We live here, we're not moving. My family accepts us, my friends accept us … if you don't like it just live your life, leave us alone and everything's cool.
A+ trolling. https://t.co/atubDQBZBQ— The Advocate (@The Advocate)1535750357.0
Twitter fully supported the paint job.
@TheAdvocateMag you go girls...dont let them homophobes get in the way of you living your own life.🏳️🌈👭— shazzell (@shazzell)1535754743.0
@TheAdvocateMag Good 4 U....Looks great...❤💚💛💖💝— Kat Rubio (@Kat Rubio)1535761336.0
@SBSNews Excellent!!— Saxon Git Face (@Saxon Git Face)1535953261.0
@SBSNews Good for them! Take that!!!— sheldrakemma (@sheldrakemma)1535975379.0
Revenge can be a beautiful thing. 👩❤️💋👩🌈😂 https://t.co/YUuKZFsivo— NewNowNext (@NewNowNext)1535898199.0
Some folks had some choice words for the homophobes.
#Lesbian couple harsssed repeatedly by neighbors for daring to exist in str8 society paint their home like a Pride… https://t.co/0sPyDekX3D— Victoria Brownworth (@Victoria Brownworth)1535975685.0
Kudos to these ladies. And, fuck all the bigots! https://t.co/XtTkPRlXcD— Anthony Talbot (@Anthony Talbot)1535992463.0
Tennis great Martina Navratilova threw her support to the couple.
Couple Paint Home In Pride Flag Colors After Neighbors Allegedly Use Homophobic Slurs- go girls:) https://t.co/tZAsjUrHkt— Martina Navratilova (@Martina Navratilova)1535975114.0
@Martina Love it. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤— Michelle Maurice (@Michelle Maurice)1535984108.0
@Martina Awesome! ❤️👏🏻❤️ Love beats Hate!— Lisa D CT (@Lisa D CT)1535986448.0
@Martina Love it thanks for sharing !! 🌈— its me Mary (@its me Mary)1535975411.0
May all your colors fly bright, ladies.