Quite a few people are excited to learn that space has been declared LGBTQ-friendly, but no one seems more excited than Aaron Jackson of the group Planting Peace, who told website NewNowNext he’s “just pumped space is gay now.”
"I'm just pumped space is gay now," says Planting Peace's Aaron Jackson. https://t.co/hoQFZ0Jf3F
— Hebron GSA (@HebronHSGSA) September 28, 2016
ANNNNND… The universe is now LGBT-friendly!https://t.co/4UldL6knS4
— Planting Peace (@Planting_Peace) September 28, 2016
It might be a reach to claim the whole universe LGBTQ-friendly from our limited vantage point, but Planting Peace did manage to attach a pride flag and a GoPro camera to a high-altitude balloon and send it 21 miles above the earth’s surface.
The flag was sent up Aug. 17 near Milwaukee, but the video is just making the rounds online, and the view is pretty fabulous.
Out in outer space!
The first LGBTQ flag has been launched into the stratosphere. 🌈 pic.twitter.com/Ur8JUp3ZG5
— Fusion (@Fusion) September 28, 2016
The stratosphere seems high enough for now; the U.N. had better prepare a contingency plan just in case any future launches draw the attention of homophobic extraterrestrials.
Back in March, Planting Peace declared Antarctica the first LGBTQ-friendly continent, delighting gay penguins everywhere.
— Robert Heikkila (@newsouth418) March 22, 2016