A Pittsburgh married lesbian couple decided to paint their entire house in the colors of the rainbow after they say they endured homophobic abuse for years.
According to New Now Next, Lisa Licata and Sherry Lau have called Penn Hills their home for half a decade. In order to keep the peace, they say they pretended to be mother and daughter after one neighbor Ron Makay made a bigoted remark.
But that veil was lifted a year later and the harassment began Makay and now his wife, calling them "homos" and "dykes."
“It seemed to change when they found out I’m married to a woman and I’m gay,” says Lau.
The family pet was also the victim as the couple says Makay shot their dog with a BB gun, police charging Makay with animal cruelty and discharging an air rifle.
Tired of the abuse Licata and Lau put up a fence two years ago and painted it the colors of the rainbow; each post a different color of the Pride flag. That didn't deter the homophobic neighbor so the women extended the colors up the side of their home.
“When he protested against the fence being rainbow, that’s when we decided let’s do the house,” Licata explains.
But now the couple say they aren't going to stop with the side of the house, they are going to paint their entire home.
“This is the 21st century, you know,” said Lau. “We live here, we’re not moving. My family accepts us, our friends accept us. If you don’t like it, just live your life, leave us alone and everything’s cool.”
Adds Licata: “I don’t want to be friends. I just want to be left alone. I just want it to stop.”
The alleged harassing neighbors have made no public statement about what the women claim, but Makay’s attorney says his client didn't shoot the dog and will see them in court.
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