When a handful of Westboro Baptist Church members showed up Saturday at the funeral of Orlando shooting victim Christopher Leinonen, counterprotesters donning large, white angel wings were there to shield mourners. Members of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater put together the wings as a symbolic but also literal screen between the WBC and funeral attendees. An Orlando Police tweet later proved the efforts to stop the WBC worked.
the westboro baptist church protested outside of ari’s show in kansas city because she supports the LGBT community, and a couple responded to the protestors in the best possible way (credit: jaypiburn on twitter)
When the Westboro Baptist Church staged an anti-LGBT protest near Howard University last week, students weren’t having it. Dozens of HU students showed up with signs and rainbow flags to demonstrate against Westboro, and the hashtag #BlackLoveMatters took off. Well done. (via Huffington Post)