Gay Couple Wash Their House In Pride Colors

By Luka E

The town of Racine’s homeowner’s association had recently restricted displaying flags outside homes. They did this to avoid friction forming between neighbors who displayed opinion flags (such as Black Lives Matter, or thin blue line flags) which differed in ideology. The new rule permits residents only to fly the US national flag.

Image courtesy of Memo Fachino and Lance Mier /

The gay Wisconsin couple, Memo Fachino, 35, and Lance Mier, 36, received an email shortly after the new law was passed. The email explained that they were to remove the rainbow pride flag that had decorated their porch for the past 5 years. It was reported at an awkward timing for the couple, just before Pride Month. 

Fachino explained that as a member of the board of the housing association, he was aware of the plans to change the rules on flags in the neighborhood. He understood why the rule was being introduced and felt in no way targeted by the action. “It’s a simple rule that applies to all of us equally,” said Memo. “We don’t feel like it was created to prevent us from flying our flag.”

Image courtesy of Memo Fachino and Lance Mier /

Luckily, the couple found a loophole so that they could still celebrate pride month in the most fabulous way possible. They found removable lights were completely permissible and used that to their advantage. 

They usually used a collection of colored lights on Christmas to light up the house, which gave them the idea. So they lit up their house in Pride colors using floodlights.

Image courtesy of Memo Fachino and Lance Mier /

Honestly, we think this option was so much better than a simple flag!