Planting Peace, the rights activists responsible for painting a rainbow house across from the site of the homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, is at it again to claim space for the gays.
“On August 17, Planting Peace sent the first pride flag into space, and in doing so, declared space LGBTQ friendly,” they said in a video.” “The primary purpose of this declaration is to support the ongoing fight for the fundamental human rights of our LGBTQ family, moving us closer to a universal understanding that all people deserve to live freely and love freely without fear and discrimination.”
The group launched the flag into space for three hours using nothing but the flag, a weather balloon and a GoPro camera. According to the video, the flag went 21.1 miles above the earth’s surface before descending back to Earth
“Our hope was to create the largest safe SPACE possible for our LGBTQ community. It also offered us a chance to reinforce, in a peaceful, beautiful way, our ongoing message to our LGBTQ family.”
“You are loved, valued and beautiful. There is nothing wrong with you. You are not alone, and we will stand with you,” the video concluded.
“The backdrop of space gave us a stunning, inspiring and peaceful canvas for our message of hope to our LGBTQ family,” said Aaron Jackson, President of Planting Peace, according to The Huffington Post. “I would love for LGBTQ children who are struggling to see this, and look up to the stars and remember that the universe shines brightly for them, and they are not alone.”
Check out the video below.