πŸ‘¬ - two men holding hands emoji

or two men holding hands emoji

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What does πŸ‘¬Β mean?

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The two men holding hands emoji,Β πŸ‘¬, is typically used to represent a gay couple or gay pride. It can have a romantic tone, maybe to show off a new same-sex male relationship, or a celebratory one such as to commemorate LGBTQ victories.Β It can just be used for male friendship ... because guys can hold hands, too, dudes.

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Examples of πŸ‘¬ - two men holding hands emoji

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Examples of πŸ‘¬ - two men holding hands emoji
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@drayzze, July, 2018
Apparently my father was trying to marry me off to a dude across the street from his house. It’s time to start dating again.Β πŸ‘¬
@JohnnyGWeir, July, 2018
It is sad to me that something like #Pride is still needed. /Β I hope one day that I won't have to be "out and proud". /Β But we have such a long way to go in society before all people are seen as equal; and can't be discriminated against legally in the USA.Β πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ‘¬
@Protentialmn, June, 2018
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Where does πŸ‘¬ - two men holding hands emoji come from?

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Two men holding hands emoji debuted under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. In 2015, the Unicode Consortium started offering skin-tone modifiers, allowing users to express their love with two men holding hands emoji in all colors of the rainbow.

Unless you are using skin-tone modifiers,Β two men holding hands emoji comes in default emoji-person yellow. Across platforms, the two men are usually wearing slacks and short-sleeved shirts, sometimes matching and sometimes not. Hair color is typically blonde or brown and facial expressions vary. Uniting them all, though, are their hands that are happily clasped, as shown in the screenshot from Emojipedia below.Β 

According to an analysis by Digiday in 2015, Americans use the two men holding hands emoji and other LGBTQ-based emoji 30% more than the rest of the worldβ€”which might make sense when you consider the US is home to the Homoji app, a keyboard with over 100+ specially-made emoji for LGBTQ texters and posters.Β 

Who uses πŸ‘¬ - two men holding hands emoji ?

Often, the two men holding handsΒ represents lovebirds. Gay social-media users may show off photos of themselves or of adorable or hunky same-sex couples with the two men holding handsΒ emoji.

Sandia πŸ‰ #πŸ‘¬ #goodvibes #madrid

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Social-media users will also use two men holding hands emoji, along with other various LGBTQ emoji such as the two women holding hands πŸ‘­ and rainbow flagΒ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ, to celebrate LGBTQ pride. It can be used to rejoice in legislative wins, show off rainbow wear, or make a statement about how #loveislove.

Sometimes, two men holding hands emoji is used to represent male friendship.Β People may use it when posting a pic with their besties or to cheer on dudes who are twinning, enjoying a blossoming bromance, or celebrating a friendaversary.Β 

In some Asian countries, some male friends and brothers will hold hands to show affection. This may help explain why fans of the K-pop boy band BTS often use theΒ two men holding hands emoji to show off their fave pix of them. That, or they just can’t handle the cuteness.Β 

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