This beautiful out and proud LGBT hashtag has gone viral, and it will light up your day
This may be one of the best trending hashtags of all time.
In 2017, we’ve already appreciated the delights of #BiTwitter and #PanTwitter, an outpouring of joy, love and hilarious reminders that pansexual doesn’t mean an attraction to kitchenware.
There was also #BlackGaySlay, the beautiful queer celebration of Black History Month.
And because we can’t just have nice things as a species, June brought us the horror of #HeterosexualPrideDay, a hashtag born from the misplaced idea that cisgender, straight (cishet) people are oppressed.
But blowing that hashtag completely out of the water was #LGBTbabes, which has been trending worldwide on Twitter since yesterday night.
The photos have flooded in from celebrities and fans alike, with LGBT youth climbing on board with all your favourite out famous people.
On board for this trip through an LGBT utopia were Brooklyn 99 actress Stephanie Beatriz and Shannon Purser – who played Barb on Stranger Things and came out earlier this year as bisexual.
Trans comic artist Julia Kaye, YouTuber Thomas Sanders – who has more than 2 million subscribers – actress Natasha Negovanlis and BuzzFeed’s legal editor Chris Geidner also hopped on board.
And together with other users, they have created happiness in a hashtag.
— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) August 4, 2017
*jumps into the #LGBTbabes pool*
hey wassup, queer trans lady here with some summer looks pic.twitter.com/4VxaaeBCw3
— Julia Kaye (@upandoutcomic) August 4, 2017
— Shannon Purser (@shannonpurser) August 4, 2017
— Thomas Sanders (@ThomasSanders) August 4, 2017
— Natasha Negovanlis (@natvanlis) August 4, 2017
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) August 4, 2017
And it wasn’t just celebrities.
— Kelly (@woahkells) August 4, 2017
— Messica Herb (@sinister_taint) August 4, 2017
— Reid (@mossymountain) August 4, 2017
— Naomi (@unpleasantbabe) August 4, 2017
— taylor (@blaztico) August 4, 2017
— Chantel Houston (@ChantelHouston) August 4, 2017
— kim (@deathchips) August 4, 2017
— lex (@kIIDHAPPY) August 4, 2017
— Elizio ️ (@yourboyruiz) August 4, 2017
— imani (@rosetampon) August 4, 2017
— Lamont’s Lament (@Dontae_Essex) August 4, 2017
— Layne (@laynemorgan) August 4, 2017
And people were delighted.
— Ashly Perez (@itsashlyperez) August 4, 2017
Whoever started this #LGBTbabes movement has done a beautiful thing for the LGBT community.
— Laura Ledet (@lauraBBglee) August 4, 2017
— Sour Candy Endings (@LevandoJ) August 4, 2017
Everyone in #LGBTbabes is cute as hell, also as always: friendly reminder that you are loved and important ♥️
— Brittney Q. Morgan (@brittneyplz) August 4, 2017
It’s just – it’s all so beautiful.
Feel the love, people.
Cries in gay screams in gay heart-eye-emojis in gay
— chelsey (@dollypickls) August 3, 2017
*cries in lesbian language* IM SO GAY U GUYS <3 https://t.co/6cPwocF6Uq
— Cowmiles (@CahLac) August 4, 2017
And this wasn’t the only LGBT viral Twitter sensation of the last few weeks.
First, a clip of Ariana Grande’s 2015 interview with Los Angeles radio station KPWR resurfaced and lit up the internet, as the pop star tore into interviewers for their homophobic questions.
Then a tweet about reacting to homophobic family members went viral, featuring a clip of YouTube star Tana Mongeau hilariously stalling.