Shower Curtain Chronicles: Trashed Gay Pride Display

Shower Curtain Chronicles

Latex painted shower curtains make great, cheap, waterproof banners to display at demonstrations, over freeways or anyplace you want to take it to the anti-gay, anti-Constitution fascists. This blog will feature banners I've made over the years, commentary on the outrages du jour, general observations and accounts of the latest actions by our blog troop as we wield the bathroom accessory cum political billboard.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Trashed Gay Pride Display

This kiosk featuring a GLBT Pride Month display, located in downtown Robbinsdale Minnesota was vandalized in 2004. As an openly gay member of the Robbinsdale Human Rights Commission, I created it at the direction of the Commission.
The City's first response to the vandalism was not to condemn the hate crime but to pass new regulations on the size color of the font to be used for displays in the kiosk.
After some months, the city council finally passed a resolution condemning the vandalism after I wrote the resolution myself and pushed it through the Human Rights Commission to be passed on to the City Council. Better late than never, eh?
Incidentally, the vandalism was reported to local media but nothing was ever published on the incident.


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