The Proud Boys hashtag, used by members of the far-right group, has been trending since Sunday after Twitter users began flooding the feed with images of LGBTQ pride.
The group recently made headlines when President Donald Trump refused to condemn white supremacists, instead telling the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by,” a message that many group members took as an endorsement. Trump later denounced the group in a Fox News interview.
The Proud Boys was founded in 2016 and calls itself a “western chauvinist” organization. It is considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Since Saturday night, the #ProudBoys hashtag has been inundated with photos of gay men and LGBTQ famlies.
Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio told CNN
, "I think it's hysterical. This isn't something that's offensive to us. It's not an insult. We aren't homophobic. We don't care who people sleep with. People think it's going to bother us. It doesn't."