#ProudBoys Twitter Hashtag Flooded With LGBTQ Pride Images
Mon. October 5, 2020 10:03 PM by GoPride.com News Staff
Twitter users flood #proudboys hashtag after Donald Trump mentions far-right group
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."
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