#twomenkissing on Social Media

Posted on: June 13th, 2016 by @theantitwink No Comments

The main reason the shooters’ father gave for this was that his son saw two men kissing in Miami.  There are no words for how fucked up that is, just seeing two people kiss and that motivating you and your homophobia to kill 50 people and wound 53 others.  The visibility of the LGBT community has come a long way in the last 20 years, but the fact is that in many parts of the country, seeing affection between two people of the same sex inspires shock and hate.  This social media campaign is in response to all of that, and in a great big way saying ” we will not be hidden”.  We encourage all of you that follow this blog to check out this hashtag and add to it.

David Hudson, over at Gay Star had a great post about it this am, we’re reposting it here, and make sure you go over to GSN and give it some social media love.

From David Hudson at  Gaystar news:

In the wake of the shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, many have taken to social media to express their horror, grief, upset and anger.

The father of perpetrator, Omar Mateen, said in an interview to reporters yesterday that his son may have been partly motivated to choose the gay club after be became angry at the sight of two men kissing in Miami several months ago.

Despite advances in LGBT rights, mainstream depictions of men kissing one another are still rare. They rarely feature in corporate advertising campaigns and are largely invisible on pre-watershed TV shows.

In response to the claim, the #TwoMenKissing hashtag has seen a surge in popularity over the last 24 hours – with many couples displaying their love across social media and refusing to be hidden.

‘We’re not going away,’ posted John Michael, of Fort Wadsworth on Instagram. ‘We have hopes and dreams like anyone else does. We pay our taxes just like you. We shower and dress ourselves just like you. We go to our jobs and eat dinner with our families just like you.

‘We’re two men who happened to have fallen in love and found in each other a little respite from the less-than-perfect world. I don’t know what it will take for people to realize that change needs to happen and it has to happen soon.

‘Because we won’t stop fighting. Because we won’t stop dreaming. Because we won’t stop loving.

‘And with a man as handsome he is, you can be sure that these #twomenkissing, are not going to stop anytime soon.’

Below are more examples.

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Posted on: June 13th, 2016 by @theantitwink No Comments

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