When 17-year-old Miranda DeLong was returning after a night out with her friends, she never expected to come home to this.
It was 2 a.m. when Miranda, an openly bisexual teen, and her transgender friend, who was accompanying her on the walk home, saw a huge homophobic sign spray-painted on the garage door. Shocked, Miranda stormed into her house to wake up her family.
"Our kids are our everything. To see them hurt is worse than being hurt ourselves," Miranda's mom Erin said in an interview with Evolequals.
Needless to say, the parents were furious. Erin and Joe DeLong knew about Miranda's sexual orientation since she was in the eighth grade. This year their younger daughter Emily came out as bisexual. too, and DeLongs couldn't have embraced both of their news better.
When both of DeLongs' daughters announced they are bisexual, Erin and Joe told them they can love whoever they want, as long as they feel happy.
But what about that anti-gay graffiti scrawled all across their garage door?
"We decided to paint. We decided that some announcements deserve more than gray spray paint," Erin DeLong stated in her post to STOP-Homophobia.
Instead of covering up the obnoxious tag with white paint, DeLongs decided to make a statement and let everyone know they're supportive of the entire LGBTQ community.
"We made it (a) rainbow so we could include all sexualities. We have many LGBT friends that visit our house and we wanted them to all feel accepted," Erin said.
The DeLong family has also reported the vandalism act to the local police as they think it was focused directly towards their younger daughter Emily, who is only 14 at the time.
DeLongs say their artsy initiative attracted an incredibly positive response. However, the family admits it would be even better if their actions were considered 'just normal parenting, and not amazing.'
(H/T: HuffPost Gay Voices)