Couple’s Brilliant Response To Vandalism Of Their Rainbow Letterbox


A Sydney couple whose rainbow-coloured “yes” letterbox has been vandalised twice have sent a message to the vandals.

Harley Stumm and Fiona Wining installed the letterbox outside their inner city home last month to show their support for same-sex marriage.

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But within a week, it had been defaced with black spray paint.

Sydney artist Mickey Quick, who is selling the letterboxes for $75 each to raise money for an LGBTI youth camp, replaced the couple’s for free when he found out about the damage.

But the letterbox was targeted by vandals a second time, who knocked it off its spot on the fence.

The vandals behind the second attack also left a bag with dog poo inside on the couple’s doorstep, the couple told Fairfax Media.

“[The vandals] had also written “no” over the “yes” but they did a bad job so it wasn’t very visible,” Mr Stumm said.

The couple have now posted a note next to the letterbox challenging the vandals.

“If you don’t like our letterbox – make your own. Please don’t deface ours our put poo on our doorstep,” it reads.

“We invite you to knock on our door and chat about why we say yes and you say no.”

The couple told News Corp they haven’t heard from the vandals but have received a flood of warm responses.

“For LGBTIQ people, these small acts of hate are bringing up past terrible experiences they went through growing up,” Ms Winning said.