‘You gave me courage to come out’: Kid leaves note on a lesbian couple’s doorstep, thanking them for flying the Pride flag ‘proudly’ and helping them feel ‘comfortable with who they are’
- Sal Stow from Wiliamson County, Texas, shared the note on Facebook
- It was left on her partner, Meghan Stabler’s, porch underneath a rock
- The note expressed gratitude towards the lesbian couple for proudly hoisting the Pride flag outside Meghan’s home every day
- It included a drawing of a person holding two flags: the trans flag and the pansexual flag
- The kid thanked the couple for helping them come out to their family
- Sal expressed the importance of visibility in her note and being an ally
A lesbian couple revealed how a child left a note on their doorstep thanking them for helping the youngster come out to their family.
‘I just went out to collect 2 packages from the doorstep (at my partner Meghan’s house, that I call home) only to find this note under a rock on the mat,’ Sal explained at the beginning of her note.
Love: Sal Stow (right) from Wiliamson County, Texas, shared the note on Facebook. It was left on her partner, Meghan Stabler’s (left), porch underneath a rock
Heartwarming: The note expressed gratitude towards the couple for flying the Pride flag outside Meghan’s home. The kid explained how it helped them come out to family
On the note, the kid wrote: ‘We’re moving away today but I wanted to thank you. Seeing a Pride flag waving so proudly outside 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 then includes a drawing of a person wearing a hooded sweatshirt and holding two flags: the trans flag, which is blue, pink and white, and the pansexual flag, which is pink, yellow, and blue.
Sal went on to express in the post the importance of visibility for LGBTQ youth who are working to discover their own identities.
‘This is why visibility is SO important,’ she wrote. ‘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.’
Important: Sal expressed the importance of visibility in her note and being an ally within the community for other LGBTQ youth
Sal went on to describe the town of Williamson County as a way to explain why being part of the LGBTQ community can be more difficult.
‘Williamson County is extremely conservative and in fact the County Commissioners voted 4-0 to not allow the pride flag to be flown on the Round Rock county court buildings,’ she wrote.
‘I am proud of who I am and the person I love. I will continue to be visible in whatever way I can.’
Sal’s partner, Meghan, was the one whose home proudly flew the flag daily for all the neighbors to see.
Meghan also shared the note on on Twitter to express why this moment mattered so much to her.
‘I proudly fly 2 rainbow flags at my home. You never know who needs the support, who is hiding and needs a lift up,’ she wrote.