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Letter: Little Compton Town Council shows conservative colors and reverses decision to raise pride flag

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Little Compton, RI–May 24th, 2022—On Thursday May 19th, the Little Compton Town Council in a 3 to 2 vote, reversed its prior approval to raise the Pride flag over town hall on June 1st to commemorate and celebrate the town’s Second Annual Pride Celebration. The queer community has long suffered from the hate preached, taught, and perpetuated throughout our nation’s political establishment for decades. Even now, the rights and freedoms of the queer community are under attack, and we continue to see actions like that of Little Compton unfold nationwide. Actions that are no less than the remnants of a time when members of the LGBTQ+ community were spit on, assaulted, and cast aside like societal undesirables.

For over two decades, the Little Compton Town Council has permitted the flags of other groups and communities to be raised without question or concern. For the first time in June of 2021, the town council had approved the request to raise the Pride Flag in a unanimous vote as long as it conformed with the proposed flag ordinance which was at the time under consideration.

The flying of the Pride Flag from government buildings including the White House, has come to be a powerful symbol to the LGBTQ+ community nationwide and globally. The flying of the Pride Flag represents acceptance and unity as a beacon to our community, a beacon of love. The rejection of flying the Pride Flag does the opposite: it promotes a divisive society and reinforces rejection and hatred.

The three conservative members of the Little Compton Town Council have exposed their bigotry and hate. They have used antiquated concepts of community and their own personal bias in a failed attempt to silence the Queer Community of Little Compton. But the LGBTQ+ community is strong, loud, and we are many. We refuse to sit idly by while political leaders abuse and misuse the power of their office to suppress our voice and erase our PRIDE.

Join us June 4 at the Little Compton Town Commons starting at 1:00 PM for the Little Compton Pride Event. Show up to show your support and celebrate unity in community!

CJ Miller
Director of Communications
RI Queer Political Action Committee

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Ken Masson

    May 25, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    And amazes me how the amosexuals want their freedom to possess and carry people killers but everybody else can’t have their freedom to be themselves and woman can’t have the freedom to control their own bodies. The Christian fascist authoritarians want to control everybody and only want their own personal freedoms.

    Everybody deserves their freedoms.

  2. MortisMaximus

    May 25, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    Godless lunatic! Ken Massonic believes in the divinity of man just like his daddy Lucifer. What a loser you are. I bet you are single with no children and no friends besides your antifa goons. 🤡

  3. david

    May 26, 2022 at 12:34 am

    have the Queers ever considered that majority of the population does not want to be subject to endless demands of a radical aggressive, fascist homosexual agenda and not be forced to live under the homosexual flag.
    Flag planting is a very dominating act and is a pure power move …it is the reason the fascist and uncompromising pink mafia seeks to subject everyone to its flag. the Queer community is the opposite of oppressed, they are a privileged class protected by a panoply of federal and state specialized laws carved out for them and celebrated by society at large. Little Compton spoke truth to power and did the right thing.

    • Ken Masson

      May 26, 2022 at 3:11 pm

      David you’re the minority in this region. The majority wants equal rights for everybody. Amazes me how the minority wants the force their beliefs on everybody. Fortunately that’s not how it works.

      • MortisMaximus

        May 26, 2022 at 7:24 pm

        You want equity not equality as the latter would require you to contribute to society. What an idiot!

  4. Ken Masson

    May 26, 2022 at 3:08 pm

    Wow look at the two haters above they only believe in their freedom and want to push their authoritarian agenda on everybody! Good thing you weren’t born homosexual and people were picking on your ass. If you really believe in God he made them that way and God loves all his followers.

    Only stupid ignorant people hate. And don’t bring your hate filled fake God into it. More suffering is brought to people via the Bible than any other book because it’s an ignorant piece of shit lie. I guess you like being controlled. Is that why you want to stop everybody else’s freedoms except yours?

    Thankfully you are a minority. You fit better in Mississippi with the rest of the haters! Are you somehow threatened by them? Afraid they might turn you gay because if that happens you’re probably gay! Stop denying what you are!

    Hey Maximusmoron, you’re really showing your crazy when you post three times to reply to one reply. Triggered? You need help for that. I bet you fly into a fit every time you see my replies! Lol

    • MortisMaximus

      May 26, 2022 at 7:14 pm

      What a sad clown you are Ken Massonic! It’s no wonder you have no family or friends.

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