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Oklahoma Man Uses Pickup Truck to Show Solidarity With LGBTQ Community

"Not all country boys are bigots." This straight man from rural Oklahoma is supporting the LGBTQ community — with his pickup truck. 🤠🏳️‍🌈

Bumper Sticker of Solidarity for the LGBTQIA Community

Cody Barlow lives in rural Oklahoma and found a way to make pride a little more country. He decorated his pickup truck with a Pride rainbow to show solidarity with the LGBTQIA community and to inspire others to fight for your rights. Barlow lives in Hulbert, Oklahoma — A small town of about 600 people. He's straight but has family and friends who are LGBTQIA. The picture of Barlow's truck was shared over 75,000 times in four days.

Where he lives now, people don’t express anti-LGBTQ sentimentality in the open, he said, but he predicted that it might come through on social media. As hateful comments weighed down the post, he began to ponder if he’d made a mistake and considered deleting it. Then, people started acknowledging him comment threads and sharing the post. Others messaged him privately with their own stories of experiencing hate and discrimination, and he had a change of heart because of the outpouring of gratitude.

Cody is duly getting a lot of vindication on the innerwebs for his show of support for empowering causes. Supporting his LGBTQIA friends and neighbors is not his only cause to inspire and change the world. His service as a U.S. Navy Seal Gunner had left Cody suffering from severe PTSD which the United States Department of Veterans Affairs was treating with as many as 24 prescription pills daily until, despite some reservations, he visited an associate in Colorado and discovered that cannabis worked better than over the pharmacy drugs. Cody threw himself into the fire to pass SQ-788, a vote referendum on the legal use of marijuana to treat various medical disorders, which was passed by Sooner voters with 56% in favor.

The positive reactions didn’t always overshadow the negative ones, he recalled. He’s scheduled making appearances with his truck at Pride parades throughout the state the coming months according to his many interviews.

Brut.

06/11/2019 5:12 PM
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94 comments

  • Ruben G.
    07/04/2019 06:10

    A man comfortable in his skin one in a million stay safe buddie God loves you and so do we .

  • Jason K.
    07/01/2019 01:13

    Moron

  • MeRo A.
    06/30/2019 22:33

    Why there isn’t a whole month of straight day y’all get that 11 months of every year when people don’t look at you any different or pass judgement because of who you’re just simply holding hands with that why 😂

  • Amber L.
    06/30/2019 19:25

    🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

  • Ethan D.
    06/30/2019 12:43

    Gayyyyy

  • Allisyn M.
    06/29/2019 01:03

    this is what I was talking about

  • Andrew R.
    06/28/2019 16:22

    Why is this person conflating country boys and bigots just to show himself in a better light? He has to knock others down. I'm not impressed at all. The LGBT movement went from seeking equality to wanted revenge for their hurt feelings and calling it "justice."

  • Ronald M.
    06/27/2019 23:06

    Thank you for doing that that's so cool

  • Kerri L.
    06/27/2019 20:55

    Bet he can suck a golf ball through a water hose 🤦😂

  • Austin B.
    06/27/2019 11:35

    Attention seekers...

  • Allen J.
    06/27/2019 05:37

    who cares.Rainbow narciccist.

  • David D.
    06/27/2019 01:21

    Fake country

  • Mike F.
    06/27/2019 01:16

    Broke back Beverly hillbillys!

  • Brandon W.
    06/26/2019 23:32

    The dude is gay no doubt

  • Hank C.
    06/26/2019 19:19

    Straight pride!!! Cuz without us, we’d be extinct...... 🤭

  • Tim R.
    06/26/2019 18:06

    Who cares

  • Tasha M.
    06/26/2019 01:56

    Yeah he was at fayateville pride

  • Jessica F.
    06/26/2019 01:55

    didn't u have a pic of this guy

  • Thomas M.
    06/25/2019 22:43

    Because you don't support it doesn't make you a bigot. There's a difference that people don't get or don't want to.

  • Destiny D.
    06/25/2019 13:33

    Unpopular opinion: Everybody has different beliefs and that's okay, but it doesn't give you the right to criticize someone and put them down just because you don't believe the same thing they do, it doesn't make them any less human, we're all people, it's okay to have another religion, another sexuality, it's okay to be another color, or come from another culture, it's okay to make mistakes...just because someone chooses to love the same sex, or is another color than you, just because they have another religion than yours, or comes from another country/ living situation, just because they have messed up in the past, doesn't give you the right to make them feel like they don't belong because they do, we all make mistakes that's okay what matters is what you do to make up for them, you learn. Just because one race shoots another race, doesn't make that whole other race bad, (example: a black guy shoots a white guy, the whole race of blacks is automatically considered bad, same as if a white guy shoots a black guy, but that's not true because there is good and bad in ever race they're not all bad) you go to church? That's great, but don't criticize the ones who don't, that's their choice, you were born a female and decide you wanna be a boy? That's okay, go for it, you're a girl that loves another girl, that's cool, I wish you both a happy life together, you're a different race than me but you wanna be friends? Awesome! I'd love that, you live on the other side of the world, and come from another life style than me? That's okay. As long as their not actually hurting someone they are perfect just the way they are, what's messed up is dis-owning your own kid, killing someone just because their color, or religion, or even culture is different than yours. It's their life they gotta live it, not you. Let them be who they wanna be, it's pointless to argue about it. The world will only become a better place if we learn to accept one another. you can have your own opinion without criticizing someone else for theirs. To the people who are judged for those things, don't listen to the hater's just be you, if you're happy that's all that matters.