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From Key West Trash to Treasure: Landfill Becomes Big Gay Beacon

THE SHOT — With the help of a dozen volunteers, John Mumford and Rick Worth spent Friday painting “Mt. Trashmore” (the nickname of Key West’s giant landfill, which happens to be the islands’ highest point) with this 125×60-foot pride flag. It took 87 gallons of paint.

“I thought this would be a great way to get people into the spirit of PrideFest and promote the PrideFest events,” says Mumford, who sits on the local business guild organizing Key West’s pride, which kicks off Wednesday.