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After quietly and reliably containing the entirety of the universe for the last 13.8 billion years without sharing opinions of any of its inhabitants, I can happily report that outer space officially loves the gays.

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A non-profit organization called Planting Peace is responsible for the revelation, as they are the ones who used a weather balloon to send a pride flag 21 miles feet above the planet, where it was lovingly accepted into Earth’s orbit for “slightly over three hours.”

In a video documenting the flag’s ascendance—and eventual free fall back to the Earth’s surface—Planting Peace wrote:

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Declaring space as LGBTQ friendly reinforces our universal message to our LGBTQ family:

  • You are loved, valued and beautiful.
  • There is nothing wrong with you.
  • You are not alone, and we will stand with you.

The stunt was a heartwarming reminder that outer space doesn’t give one ounce of one darn about your personal life, and will gladly take you into its cold, silent void regardless of how you identify. Beautiful.