June is LGBT Pride Month and this year will be even more special because is the anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of marriage equality. What better way to kick it off than with a message that love is love no matter who your bae happens to be? People from all nationalities and orientations are doing just that by taking to Twitter and spreading their support. All day Thursday, #LoveIsLove tweets lit up the internet and the messages in each of them are enough to give anyone the warm and fuzzies.
As tradition dictates, President Obama this week declared June to be the official Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, during which allies and the LGBTQ community could celebrate the many strides made toward equality in recent years.
"Last year's landmark Supreme Court decision guaranteeing marriage equality in all 50 States was a historic victory for LGBT Americans, ensuring dignity for same-sex couples and greater equality across State lines," the president wrote in his proclamation on Tuesday. He continued,
In honor of those sentiments, more than 600,000 tweets spread the #LoveIsLove manifesto from Russia to Spain and throughout the United States in the days following. The message was clear: Love knows no religion, gender or sexual orientation.
Here are some of the best so far:
This gentle reminder that love wins:
Because it's about human rights:
Ariana Grande Agrees:
One Direction gets it:
And while these tweets are melting everyone's hearts, the general hope is that, one day, they won't be necessary:
Wherever you are and whoever you love, join in support of LGBT pride and remind the world that #LoveIsLove, period.