#HeterosexualPrideDay trends online during LGBT Pride Month.

Posted: 5:07 PM, Jun 29, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-29 17:07:07-04

Though President Obama has declared June LGBT Pride Month in every year since he took office in 2009, some social media users didn’t get the memo.

#HeterosexualPrideDay has been trending online throughout the day on Wednesday, which has given way to Internet backlash around the world.

According to Who Said It First , the hashtag was created two weeks ago by Twitter user @JackNForTweets_.



The user, only identified as “Sam.” first used the hashtag three days after a gunman killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando in the midst of Pride Month.

The hashtag has been trending throughout the day on Wednesday, with its peak occurring at about noon ET.

#HeterosexualPrideDay has inspired thousands of tweets — some serious, but most of them tongue-in-cheek.










Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.