Black, queer Twitter users have come out in droves over the past week to show the world they're proud of who they are — and it will hit you right in the feels.
Using the hashtag #BlackGaySlay, women, men and non-binary folk alike are sharing their best photos of themselves, their significant others and their families for the world to see.
— BEAUTIFUL🌸 (@xAdoreAshx) February 12, 2017
— #BGLM (@ThatssoKhalil) February 12, 2017
— The Good Guy (@SaintSevyn) February 11, 2017
The most inspiring part is seeing people from other communities show solidarity and support for the black LGBTQ+ community by retweeting, liking and leaving sweet replies.
— TonetteBⓋ (@tonette_b) February 12, 2017
@queenkurlzx omg 😩😍😍😍
— Naysha 💕 (@Nayshacookie) February 13, 2017
I love #BlackGaySlay so much. Don't play yourself: Black queer history IS Black History.
— CP3No (@jumpedforjoi) February 11, 2017
While being black and gay at the same time definitely isn't a new phenomenon, having a trending hashtag creates more visibility for this intersectional group, and that is a great thing to see. Because, in the words of "Hamilton" star Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Love is love is love is love."
Check out some more of our favourite tweets below.
— Redd (@h0tboyred) February 11, 2017
— Jesús Hilario (@Art_Jesu) February 11, 2017
— neon soul (@afroandabs) February 10, 2017
— black history heaux (@localblactivist) February 10, 2017
— Matthew Gates (@GatesNOTFences) February 10, 2017