Twitter users flooded the social network using the hashtag #ProudBoys with LGBTQI + pride images, hovering over posts made by neo-Nazis and white supremacists who use the label.
Proud Boys, un far-right group Founded in 2016, it calls itself a “white nationalist” organization, but is considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
6 days after Trump told the far-right group linked to white nationalism Proud Boys to “back off and wait”, LGBTQ + people have claimed the hashtag #ProudBoys, flooding Twitter and Reddit with photos of gay men expressing their pride and love. ❤️✊ pic.twitter.com/ePRmEZjUTr
— LGBT Puerto Rico (@lgbtpr) October 4, 2020
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The group appeared in the news after the president of the United States, Donald Trump, refused to condemn them during Tuesday’s presidential debate, instead telling them to “back off and wait & rdquor ;, which many members of the group took as support. Trump later denounced the group in a Fox News interview.
On Sunday, the #ProudBoys hashtag started trending in North America, as users LGBTQI+ They included it in photos of their loved ones or wedding days and other images of pride.
“Check out these cute # ProudBoys & rdquor ;, Bobby Berk, host of the popular Netflix show Queer Eye, wrote on Sunday along with a photo with her husband. “Retweet and create this hashtag about the love, not hate”.
– Dalia Jaramillo (@daliayosemite) October 5, 2020
The official Twitter account of the Canadian Armed Forces In the United States, he shared an image of a military man kissing his partner, captioned with emojis of the Canadian flag and the rainbow pride flag and the hashtag #ProudBoys.
“If you wear our uniform, know what it means. If you’re thinking of wearing our uniform, know what & rdquor; means, the organization said in a follow-up tweet. “Love is love. & Rdquor;
An internal Canadian military report in November 2018 found that 53 members were found to have made discriminatory statements or were linked to hate groups, including the Proud Boys and the anti-immigrant group Soldiers of Odin.
– PeeWee Lee (@LeeSpaner) October 5, 2020