Historically familiar signs provide a call to arms for Boise's embattled gay community
By Nicholas Collias
Early Monday morning, a tiny group of activists fanned out across downtown Boise to spread a message that they knew would be misunderstood by many, and would undoubtedly piss off people near and dear to their cause. These activists adhered over 150 small white signs, each reading "Heterosexuals Only," to every bench and fountain they could find, and put one in each bathroom in the Idaho Statehouse. From the color to the typeface--sans serif, if you're interested--these signs were made to resemble the "Whites Only" and "Colored Only" signs that were a common sight in the American south just a few decades ago.
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