Gays Appropriate 'Proud Boys' Name with Fun, Empowering Tweets

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Sunday October 4, 2020

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Monday, April 13, 2020, in Washington.
President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Monday, April 13, 2020, in Washington.  (Source:AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

After Donald Trump issued instructions to right-wing group the Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by" during the Sept. 30 debate between himself and Joe Biden, out actor and playwright George Takei took to Twitter to wonder, "What if gay guys took pictures of themselves making out with each other or doing very gay things, then tagged themselves with #ProudBoys."


Twitter users promptly set about creating memes. Check out some of the best tweets below.









Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Assistant Arts Editor. He also reviews theater for WBUR. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.

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