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People are spreading images of #TwoMenKissing on social media and it’s beautiful

People are spreading images of #TwoMenKissing on social media and it’s beautiful

People are posting images of #TwoMenKissing all over the world

In the wake of the shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, many have taken to social media to express their horror, grief, upset and anger.

The father of perpetrator, Omar Mateen, said in an interview to reporters yesterday that his son may have been partly motivated to choose the gay club after be became angry at the sight of two men kissing in Miami several months ago.

Despite advances in LGBT rights, mainstream depictions of men kissing one another are still rare. They rarely feature in corporate advertising campaigns and are largely invisible on pre-watershed TV shows.

In response to the claim, the #TwoMenKissing hashtag has seen a surge in popularity over the last 24 hours – with many couples displaying their love across social media and refusing to be hidden.

‘We’re not going away,’ posted John Michael, of Fort Wadsworth on Instagram. ‘We have hopes and dreams like anyone else does. We pay our taxes just like you. We shower and dress ourselves just like you. We go to our jobs and eat dinner with our families just like you.

‘We’re two men who happened to have fallen in love and found in each other a little respite from the less-than-perfect world. I don’t know what it will take for people to realize that change needs to happen and it has to happen soon.

‘Because we won’t stop fighting. Because we won’t stop dreaming. Because we won’t stop loving.

‘And with a man as handsome he is, you can be sure that these #twomenkissing, are not going to stop anytime soon.’

Below are more examples.

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