A Chicago gay couple had a few choice words and actions for an anonymous "a**hole" who stole their pride flag off of their porch.
Their first action was to buy a ton more pride flags and then make the best video ever.
You can take our flag but you can never take our pride. #gay #pride https://t.co/7nz2ZSJGE7— BowtieinChicago (@BowtieinChicago)1597372900.0
The video has since gone viral, with over 44,000 likes on Twitter.
To the tune of "I'm Coming Out" by Diana Ross, one of the couple performs various shenanigans, such as wiping his eyes with a large pride flag and pulling a long thread of pride flags out of his mouth at the same time.
@bowtieinchicago @olivegelato Love this— Host of Sistas with Sabers (@Host of Sistas with Sabers)1597511902.0
@bowtieinchicago Everything about this video (except the theft!) was absolutely perfect and rehydrated my skin. Thank you— Stephneee🌴💙 (@Stephneee🌴💙)1597504915.0
@bowtieinchicago This the funniest gayest thing I've seen and its awesome— Kilmister1916 (@Kilmister1916)1597510386.0
@bowtieinchicago Imagine the thief walking by and seeing MORE than the one they took hahah, they would lose their minds— Orthan 🇭🇰🔞⭕ (@Orthan 🇭🇰🔞⭕)1597517520.0
@bowtieinchicago This was beautiful. And following now.— Abadass Mom Bod (@Abadass Mom Bod)1597446327.0
"We're so sorry a rainbow bruised your fragile ego," they said over the course of the video.
"But don't worry. We have next-day Amazon Prime."
@bowtieinchicago plot twist: they wanted a pride flag for their own pride *stealing is still not appreciated*— Dino (@Dino)1597514154.0
@bowtieinchicago The pride flag got stolen from my Uni's pride center last year and they responded with a sign sayi… https://t.co/Zyc7Y2PXmv— girl in progress (@girl in progress)1597528052.0
@bowtieinchicago That last sentence is the icing on the cake, well-done fellas, you rock! Keep it up!— Heart made of mushy peas, the good kind though📺 (@Heart made of mushy peas, the good kind though📺)1597482567.0
@bowtieinchicago ,,,,Beautiful,,,,well done, clever,,,,and creative! hahahahaha— The Dragon Fly (@The Dragon Fly)1597676822.0
"And smile, you're on camera!" they continued as they set up a security camera to make sure that if their flags were once again stolen, they would know who the culprit was.
@bowtieinchicago I don't know who you are but I love everything you stand for— Floofy Oreo BLM (@Floofy Oreo BLM)1597502435.0
@bowtieinchicago Might need an update cause this is the video I never knew I needed in my life. I love it, and wanna see more— Lulu (@Lulu)1597457213.0
"You can keep taking our flag but you can never take our pride," they ended.
Pride flags, an ineffable show of support for the LGBTQ+ community, belong where they're set, and stealing them is an act of violence against LGBTQ+ people.