Today on Twitter, a homophobic hashtag was launched, #SignsYoSonIsGay, with the intention of amassing an army of denigrating and "comical" slurs. Because homophobia is funny. Ha Ha!
And at first, it worked.
However, something amazing has occurred today. Thousands of individuals (myself included) have countered the hate that was appearing rapid-fire by simply playing along and flooding the hashtag with messages of positivity.
And those messages have virtually drowned out those who intended to spread their hate, turning the hastag on its head.
Here is what, today, countering homophobia on Twitter looked like. And it's a beautiful sight to behold:
And here is my own:
Today, in the wake of DOMA being ruled unconstitutional, homophobia reared its ugly head on Twitter. But this time, it was crushed under the weight of those who refuse to accept it any longer.