A new LGBT hashtag has taken Twitter by storm, and it will warm your rainbow-coloured soul.
There is nothing quite as wonderful as seeing LGBT youth embrace their identities and celebrate them with other out people.
And #itsthelgbt is a hashtag which says: “We’re here, we’re proud, and we look amazing, dammit.”
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.
That monstrosity was born from the misplaced idea that cisgender, straight people are oppressed.
The abhorrent hashtag trended top worldwide, because sometimes people are terrible.
Thankfully, last month saw the rise to prominence of #LGBTbabes, a glorious celebration of the beauty in the LGBT community.
The hashtag trended worldwide on Twitter for hours, with photos flooding in from LGBT youth and celebrities like Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz.
And now another LGBT hashtag is here to stand against all detractors and protect young, out LGBT people with its overwhelming joy, warmth and acceptance.
Some just wanted to show their true colours
#itsthelgbt in the words of diana ross, “IM COMIIING OUUUT” 🏳️🌈😋🌙💞 pic.twitter.com/oXf0BkudA9
— zachariah 🕸🕯🎃 (@zachclarknola) September 17, 2017
hi i am trans and emo ⚰️ #itsthelgbt pic.twitter.com/iKzqGRbaSz
— tyler 7 (@hesitantalien) September 17, 2017
If you’re gay and you know it and you really wanna show it, join the hashtag🌈 #itsthelgbt pic.twitter.com/RtfbdSEvZR
— mae ⚢ (@thegaycatlady) September 16, 2017
Others found the joy of an LGBT hashtag for the first time
I’ve always wanted to participate in one of these !! #itsthelgbt pic.twitter.com/fBa0CchV2S
— k (@kay____n) September 17, 2017
First time jumping on the hashtags. But anyways, hey 👋🏼 #itsthelgbt pic.twitter.com/M8oFESUchf
— Marina Garza (@mmichellegarza) September 17, 2017
First week out, first tag lol #itsthelgbt 🌈🌈🌈 pic.twitter.com/KiQyj0ObRQ
— liv visage (@livc98) September 17, 2017
While some were well-acquainted with the fantastic experience of celebrating each other
another gay hashtag for another gay girl #itsthelgbt pic.twitter.com/E8LylkA09t
— NIS 🌷 (@Anisaclopez) September 17, 2017
#itsthelgbt *inserts corny gay pun here* 🏳️🌈✨ pic.twitter.com/eHgpXAen6M
— bby virgo (@KalaniLilly) September 18, 2017
i mean why not ✨🏳️🌈 #itsthelgbt pic.twitter.com/qqFtqfJjdU
— d (@desmxrie) September 16, 2017
jumpin on #itsthelgbt pic.twitter.com/6Tly7NrUjR
— 🌞 (@sydclem11) September 17, 2017
And some were seriously feeling their look, because why the hell not?
you break the rules of beautiful 💛🌻🍯 #itsthelgbt pic.twitter.com/svqAj5KO38
— aisha (@aishzulu) September 16, 2017
oh hey issa gay #itsthelgbt pic.twitter.com/348QknPM7O
— tay 🍁🕯🕸🎃 (@oldxxbones) September 18, 2017
#itsthelgbt hi it’s your defo not straight friend who only looks good with a filter on x (my best yet is the last one) pic.twitter.com/L1X6nRYfWh
— Maddie (@MadelineRme) September 18, 2017