The small town in Texas has never celebrated its own Pride events until there appeared a billboard, the aim of which was completely opposite.
The billboard read: “Ex-Gays Prove Change is Possible.” The pastor of the Central Texas Metropolitan Community Church, Charley Garrison said: “Ex-gays implies there’s something wrong with gay, lesbian, and transgender people.”.
LGBT community in the town Waco TX, will go towards a Pride event for next year, hosted by the Church. “Quite simply, self-hatred is not therapy. But it is dangerous!” Garrison wrote on Facebook. “Join others in opposing the message of this billboard, by contributing to an LGBT Pride event in 2017. You may wish to make a pledge of any amount for each week the billboard remains standing. Or you may choose to make a single donation. Any donation you make will go toward celebrating the diversity of Waco’s LGBT community, rather than condemning it. Instead of getting angry at the billboard’s message, allow it to motivate you toward supporting Waco’s LGBT community.”