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To Defy Hatred, #TwoMenKissing and #TwoWomenKissing Storm Social Media

by Derek de Koff June 13, 2016

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If his father is to be believed, terrorist Omar Mateen wasn’t driven by fundamentalist zeal or any kind of religious ideology when he murdered fifty people and wounded dozens of others at a gay club in Orlando early Sunday morning.

Related: Around The World, Powerful Tributes To Pulse Victims Reaffirm Love

Instead, his actions were a direct response to his disgust and discomfort upon witnessing two gay men kissing in downtown Miami several months back.

Related: Conservative Wingnuts Waste No Time Using Orlando Tragedy To Further Political Agendas

In light of this revelation, social media channels have been lighting up with hundreds of photos of men and women engaged in lip locks with members of their same sex. These hashtag campaigns– #TwoMenKissing and #TwoWomenKissing — are a direct response to the attacker’s motivations, and a strong antidote to the legions of right-wing bigots and terroristic trolls taking to Twitter to excitedly praise Mateen’s actions. (Thought Catalog does a troubling roundup of such messages here.)

We’ll be presenting several of the hundreds of photographs being shared on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram throughout the week.

Here’s the first collection:

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