This little boy sends homophobes packing with rainbow balloons

This little boy sends homophobes packing with rainbow balloons

The boy was taking part in an annual Pride parade earlier this month – and he wasn’t going to let anybody spoil the fun.

All it took to silence homophobes at the Wisconsin LGBT Pride celebrations was a brave little boy and a handful of colourful balloons.nlJnaFM

The powerful image was posted on Reddit recently, and shows the child blocking a Christian protest group’s anti-gay messages with a large bunch of rainbow balloons shaped like stars.

Photographer Lars Koch explained how the boy stopped the homophobes in their tracks – and eventually sent them packing all together.

“This little boy had a balloon and was holding it in front of one of the signs, but it wasn’t doing much good,” he said.

“Then an adult – presumably his parent – came over and gave him a lot more to better obscure the signs. The bigot tried to move his sign away – but the boy was persistent and kept it blocked.”

The group tried to move the banner – which read “homosex incompatible with Christianity” alongside Bible verses – but the boy continued to walk in front of them, obscuring the sign’s message until they finally admitted defeat.

“Shortly after the man bundled up his sign and the boy moved on to the next bigot,” Lars said, describing the moving scenes.

“As this was happening the crowd was singing ‘We shall overcome’ so it was quite cinematic. Pretty soon the rest of the bigots were rolling up their signs and heading home.”

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13 Comments

  1. Mitch
    August 24, 06:54 Reply

    Beautiful! I can only imagine the evil looks they would have given the kid. Makes me wanna do the Shakiti

  2. Dennis Macaulay
    August 24, 06:54 Reply

    How cute! Biko PP when shall we have pride in lagos? You will lead the parade abi?

      • Dennis Macaulay
        August 24, 07:31 Reply

        But ofcourse I will be right beside you, marching in skimpy neon orange briefs

          • #Chestnut
            August 24, 10:12 Reply

            No sir; only Piper Chapman can pull orange off. That colour wasn’t meant for human adornment.

            • Dennis Macaulay
              August 24, 10:31 Reply

              Ask PP and James, I have two pairs and I think they work on me just fine thank you very much!

              • Pink Panther
                August 24, 10:35 Reply

                Chestnut, this guy rocks orange, green and yellow like he’s the human being version of a rainbow.

              • pete
                August 24, 12:14 Reply

                Pray,tell how PP & James will know about your briefs? Something the house should know & yes, the trip to the beach don’t count.

  3. HAPPYGUY
    August 24, 07:45 Reply

    I’ll be clapping for you guys from the comfort of my home watching on tv…

  4. Oluwadamilare Okoro
    August 24, 12:31 Reply

    If this was in Nigeria … The old women homophobes committee will assume the small boy is already having gay sex and they would start spilling thrash.

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