Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Airport Communities Make a Plea for Quieter Skies

Every time a plane flies over Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, María Batayola pauses what she’s saying and lifts a finger as she waits for it to pass. This happens every few minutes, and the noise doesn’t just interrupt conversations, she says: It distracts people at work and school, and disturbs their sleep.

“I remember waking up in the middle of the night and saying, ‘Is there a war?’” she recalls.

For about three years, Batayola has been organizing Beacon Hill residents to combat noise pollu…