Neighborhood Kid Leaves Note For Lesbian Couple: Your Pride Flag Gave Me ‘The Courage To Come Out’

When Williamson County, Texas resident Sal Stow went out to pick up packages off the front porch, she was surprised to find a note tucked under a rock on the front mat.

“Hello,” the note begins. “You don’t know me, but my name is [redacted].”

The note continues: “We’re moving away today, but I wanted to thank you. Seeing a pride flag waving so proudly outside your house everyday has given me the courage to come out to my family and to be more comfortable with who I am.”

The heartwarming note is accompanied by a drawing of a young person waving a pansexual flag and trans flag.

Stow shared the note on Facebook, writing: “I just went out to collect 2 packages from the doorstep (at my partner Meghan’s house, that I call home) only to find this note under a rock on the mat. This is why visibility is SO important. You never know who needs the support and to know it’s ok. I hope this person is ok, their family is being supportive and they find a community to connect with that can help them through this brave process. Williamson County is extremely conservative and in fact the County Commissioners voted 4-0 to not allow the pride flag to be flown on the Round Rock county court buildings. I am proud of who I am and the person I love. I will continue to be visible in whatever way I can.”

Stow’s partner Meghan Stabler also shared the note to Twitter, writing: “LGBTQ Visibility Matters: Read a beautiful note found on my doorstep. I proudly fly 2 rainbow flags at my home. You never know who needs the support, who is hiding and needs a lift up. #PrideMonth2019 #translivesmatter #stonewall50 #equality.”

“We live in a very conservative county in a conservative state,” Stabler told LGBTQ Nation. “To the right of me are Trump supporters. Across the street are conservative Christians.”