Group petitions GA officials to erect ‘Gay Pride Festivus Pole’
A free speech group that focuses on LGBT rights has reportedly petitioned state authorities to erect a “Gay Pride Festivus Pole” at the State Capitol.
The AJC reports that the pole is 6’ 6” tall, painted with purple glitter and rainbow colors and topped with a disco ball. If you think it’s farfetched that this will get approved, think again. The pole has already been displayed at the Florida State Capitol and was recently approved by officials in Oklahoma.
“Why Georgia? Really? Why not, given Georgia’s historical tolerance for differing views (wink),” Humanity Fund director Chaz Stevens wrote the to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an email. “If anyone in the South could use an erection, it’s those Confederate flag waving lunkheads.”
Festivus was of course introduced to the masses on “Seinfeld.” The fictional holiday is celebrated on Dec. 23 and is a secular alternative to the commercialism of the Christmas season that includes a family dinner where celebrants take part in an “airing of grievances” followed by a “feats of strength” contest.
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Chaz Stevens, Executive Director of The Humanity Fund, is on a crusade to erect gay ‘Festivus Poles’ nationwide. (Screecap image)