#TwoMenKissing Is A Powerful Symbol Of LGBT Pride After The Orlando Shooting

"Fight back with love."

The LGBT community came together on social media in response to the shooting at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando by sharing empowering photos of men kissing with the hashtag #TwoMenKissing. The hashtag came about after the suspect's father reportedly said his son became angry when he witnessed two men kissing a few months ago.

"I was horrified by a quote from the gunman's father saying his son was 'very angry' after seeing 'two men kissing'. The idea that an expression of love could lead to such murderous violence was so upsetting to me," author Karl Soehnlein told BBC Trending"I want to flood the world with images of men kissing — Fight back with love. ‪#‎TwoMenKissing‬."

It seems almost poetic that the best way to fight hatred and intolerance, is with the physical expression of love — kissing.

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