However, the couple decided not to let it stop them from celebrating Pride month and found a way around the rules... by lighting up their entire home in rainbow lights! | 22 Words

A gay couple, who were banned from displaying a Pride flag outside their home, came up with the best alternative...

And instead, they used floodlights to cover their house in rainbow-colored lights!


Memo Fachino and Lance Meir were told they had to remove their pride flag after new rules were made by the Homeowners association, banning all flags apart from the American flag.

However, the couple decided not to let it stop them from celebrating Pride month and found a way around the rules... by lighting up their entire home in rainbow lights!


In a post on Reddit, Fachino explained:

"Due to some neighbors flying BLM flags, thin blue line flags, and other opinion flags, our HOA decided last month that we're only allowed to fly the USA flag, and nothing else."

"The day after the decision, we received an email that someone reported our Pride flag (that we had on our house since 2016) and that we needed to take it down."


"We complied and removed the flag. Looking through our new rules, we noticed that removable lights are permitted without restriction so... we bought six coloured flood lights, and we washed our house in pride colours. A little less subtle than our simple flag.

"A lot more fun for anyone complaining about the flag itself and what it represents."

Fachino, who is a member of the homeowner's association, said he understood that it's a "simple rule that applies to all of us equally."

He continued:

"I think it's just definitely giving me an idea that it's not an unusual rule. People are happy to be able to see that it can be done while still showing your diversity in a way that is within the rules."

Fachino's Reddit post quickly went viral, with Reddit users commenting on their creativity and determination to celebrate Pride...

One said: "The lighting is much better than a simple flag," while another added: "It looks far more beautiful than just a flag. Bravo on your fabulous compliance!"

The couple also announced they plan on leaving the lights up throughout June.

We love to see it! Happy Pride month, everyone!