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Thu Apr 29, 2021, 05:38 AM

A gay man was targeted for his rainbow house idea. Dozens responded by helping him paint the

A gay man was targeted for his rainbow house idea. Dozens responded by helping him paint the colorful stripes.


Mykey O'Halloran had finally saved enough money to buy a small beach house on Australia's Phillip Island - and he'd settled on a color scheme he thought was perfect for it.

As a proud gay hair stylist whose Unicorn Manes salon specializes in rainbow-hued designs, O'Halloran has crafted hair to resemble tacos, cheeseburgers and fries. So he figured it made sense to give the beige, three-bedroom and attached guest bungalow rainbow stripes from top to bottom.

But after he moved into the house in February, a few of his neighbors in the island community, population 7,071, didn't agree.

The evening of March 16, O'Halloran said, he heard somebody banging on his door. When he opened it, five angry men confronted him over his plan to paint his house with bright rainbow colors, he said.

Read more: https://www.lmtonline.com/lifestyle/article/A-gay-man-was-targeted-for-his-rainbow-house-16135477.php#photo-20925873
(Laredo Morning Times)





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TexasTowelie Apr 2021 OP
jimfields33 Apr 2021 #1
Throck Apr 2021 #2
jimfields33 Apr 2021 #3
Throck Apr 2021 #11
hurple Apr 2021 #7
Throck Apr 2021 #10
Tanuki Apr 2021 #4
marble falls Apr 2021 #5
Tiger8 Apr 2021 #6
PatrickforB Apr 2021 #8
Wounded Bear Apr 2021 #9

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 06:27 AM

1. As a Gay guy myself, nope. My HOA would have a coronary anyway.

If it makes him happy, I guess it is cool. I really am not crazy for it. To each their own as they say.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 06:36 AM

2. The hued tones are okay with me.

Not excessively vibrant. Suttle not bold. It blends with the architecture and doesn't hide it. The guy has good design sense.

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Response to Throck (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 06:39 AM

3. I've never was good with colors so that could be my problem

I do like the fact his community helps him.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:43 AM

11. I like community work projects. Fun and social.

I'm more of a mechanic, plumber, electrician. Terrible at painting which is why I appreciate good decorating and art.

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Response to Throck (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:13 AM

7. It seems

We have very different definitions of "subtle"

Good lord that thing is bright and very garish.

But, cool... it is very very cool

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Response to hurple (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:39 AM

10. Not tropical bright. Tropical colors explode.

Caribbean color schemes are bright.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:16 AM

4. I love his house! It looks happy, fun, and original, and it certainly isn't

hurting anyone.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:38 AM

5. It's a beach house, fer pete's sakes and it was a well done job.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:11 AM

6. Thank you! I have to hang onto stories like this...

 

.....To remember there’s good people in the world.

Trumpism made me see the ugly side of life. People I never knew were Kool-Aid drinkers exposed themselves and their intolerance, hatred, and denial of science. I need to see evidence of the opposite.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:17 AM

8. I bet the neighbors are loving it. And the HOA.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:22 AM

9. Cool, but I'm not sure I'd want to try to walk on that deck...

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