The gay community is beautifully reclaiming #ProudBoys

The gay community is beautifully reclaiming #ProudBoys

In one of the first good plot twists of 2020, the #ProudBoys hashtag has become a thing of beauty.

On Sunday morning, #ProudBoys was trending on Twitter, but not for the reasons you’d think. Though the hashtag has recently been used in tweets pertaining to the far-right, Southern Poverty Law Center-designated hate group called the Proud Boys — which Donald Trump recently shouted out at the first presidential debate — members of the LGBTQ community decided to redefine the meaning of “proud boys” by flooding the hashtag with messages of gay pride, love, acceptance, and positivity.

The hashtag, which has been tweeted 314,000 times as of Sunday afternoon, is now full of wonderful pride parade memories, odes to romantic partners, and photos of men kissing. It’s a truly heartwarming sight, and a remarkably creative way to minimize focus on the far-right group. Read more…

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