Neighbors of a gay couple in Natick, a
suburb of Boston, unfurled dozens of rainbow flags in support of a
gay couple whose house had been vandalized
According to The Boston Globe,
Cari and Lauri Ryding's house was egged and their rainbow flag stolen
while they were on vacation. The Rydings said that they had put out
their flag in solidarity with the victims of the Orlando mass
Soon after the couple reported the
incident to police, neighbors put out their show of solidarity,
unfurling over 40 flags which they had received from the Rainbow
Peace Flag Project, a group that offers free flags.
Resident Penni Rochwerger said that
neighbors were quick to respond: “[T]he whole neighborhood said,
'Get me a flag. Get me a flag. Get me a flag.'”
“We are very blessed, very
Ryding told the Globe.
“Somebody's fear called them to
action,” she added, referring to the vandals. “But our neighbors'
support and love called them to action, and love conquers hate. Love
wins. We win.”