“If you came to slay tonight, say I slay!”
By
Michaela Morgan

13 Feb 2017 - 12:52 PM  UPDATED 13 Feb 2017 - 12:52 PM

Twitter users have been celebrating their identity by uploading selfies and using the hashtag #BlackGaySlay over the weekend.

The trend took hold after user @Mikey_Talks tweeted photos of himself, along with the caption, “If you came to slay tonight, say I slay!” 

He also noted that although the hashtag is #BlackGaySlay, it is intended to encompass anyone who identifies as LGBTQIA+.

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He created the hashtag in response to #BoysKissBoysSelfies, which promoted the gay community but was dominated by mostly white Twitter users.

#BlackGaySlay coincides with Black History Month in the United States.

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