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Equality House gets fresh paint job to support cause in Uganda

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) — The Equality House has a new look. The normally rainbow colored-home that sits across from the Westboro Baptist Church has been partially repainted with the colors of the Ugandan flag.

According to their Facebook page, the makeover is meant to “show continued solidarity with the persecution LGBT Ugandans face.” They are also doing it to highlight their newest initiative, the Uganda Underground.

Planting Peace, who owns the Equality House, describes the Uganda Underground as a “safe-housing project with sites positioned throughout the African nation.” The non-profit organization said they modeled it on the Underground Railroad, which transported American slaves to Canada in the 19th century, and provides shelter and refuge for people there.

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