Several months ago I wrote about Tyler Area Gays, or The TAG Project, the thriving new LGBT group in East Texas. Now comes this similar piece from The Advocate, with one remarkable twist: The group has signed up for the “Adopt-A-Highway” program, cleaning up litter on a 2-mile stretch of U.S. 69.
“We’re a very backwards community,” TAG founder Troy Carlyle told The Advocate. “So it was clear to us that we needed to get the word ‘gay’ out there so that people can see it and we can start to desensitize people. And what better way to do that than to get an Adopt-A-Highway sign. We may be one of the last places in America to allow gays to live relatively free of hatred, but we were the first to insist that our roads be free of litter.”