Gay people trolled the far-right Proud Boys by tweeting celebrations of gay pride along with the #ProudBoys hashtag on Sunday — in an attempt to drown out content posted by the Proud Boys group under that tag.
“Gay twitter has claimed the #ProudBoys hashtag from alt-right white supremacists and filled it with images of love, positivity, and true PRIDE!” tweeted one user on Sunday.
Many members of the LGBTQ community used the hashtag to celebrate their own relationships.
“#ProudBoys twenty seven years together and still going,” tweeted one user along with a photo of himself and partner.
Another shared a snapshot from their wedding, saying, “A pair of #ProudBoys here to reclaim the word proud.”
The Proud Boys made headlines last week when President Trump told the group to “stand back and stand by” when asked to disavow white supremacists and militia groups at the presidential debate.
The group, which has been active since at least 2016, is considered by the Southern Poverty Law Center to be a “general hate” organization that espouses misogynistic, anti-Muslim and homophobic rhetoric.
They were also involved in the 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally where a woman was mowed down and killed.
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