Dalila Ali Rajah
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Boat Explodes After Occupants Harass Vessel Flying Pride Flags

Pride Boat

A boat in Washington State blew up after its occupants harassed a family flying Pride flags.

The event happened in Moses Lake. And footage of the encounter went viral after one of the members of the pro-LGBTQ family posted it to Twitter and TikTok.

"These people harassed my family because we were flying gay pride flags in Moses Lake Washington, by racing around us and shouting gay slurs. Then, their boat literally blew up!" recounted Twitter user @retro_ushi_, who identifies as transgender and queer in their bio.

"#KarmaIsReal" they added in a hashtag.

In an ironic twist, the occupants of the anti-LGBTQ+ vessel — who had been recorded holding up the middle finger and shouting antigay slurs — swam to the Pride boat for rescue after theirs exploded. In the video, the craft can be seen billowing smoke and being engulfed in flames.

The cause of the blaze is still unknown. BuzzFeed News reports that it occurred Sunday at 7:45 p.m., after which point authorities arrived to put out the flames and tow the remains to shore.

In a statement, the Grant County Sheriff's Office said the incident is under investigation and is asking anyone with information to contact Sheriff Tom Jones.

On Tuesday, @retro_ushi_ posted another video of their boat once again flying the Pride flag, its rainbow colors billowing in the wind. "And we're back at it again! We will not hide our #pride," they wrote. The text imprinted over the video read, "Happy Pride Wrath Month."

Tags: People, Pride

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