or two men holding hands emoji [too men hohl-ding handz ih-moh-jee]
What does 👬 mean?
I'm on the right track, baby I was born this way! 🎶 🏳️🌈 👬
The two men holding hands emoji, 👬, 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. It can just be used for male friendship ... because guys can hold hands, too, dudes.
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Who uses ?
Often, the two men holding hands 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 hands emoji.
— The Proud Gay 🏳️🌈 (@the_proud_gay) November 10, 2015
Social-media users will also use two men holding hands emoji, along with other various LGBTQ emoji such as the two women holding hands 👭 and rainbow flag 🏳️🌈, to celebrate LGBTQ pride. It can be used to rejoice in legislative wins, show off rainbow wear, or make a statement about how #loveislove.
— Tim Matley (@TimMatley) August 6, 2016
🌈Happy Pride! 🌈👬👭👫🕺🏾💃🏽👯♂️👯♀️❤️
— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) July 7, 2018
Sometimes, two men holding hands emoji is used to represent male friendship. 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.
The things I'd do to be back there with these fuds☀️👬👬👬 pic.twitter.com/HKc7T1kjcV
— Louis McCabe (@Louismccabe_) November 10, 2015
Meet Dave & Mike.
Touring all the Major League ballparks together since 2007. All they did was talk about stats and read the sports section of the newspaper for the whole flight. True baseball bros 4 life.
Find you a friendship like Dave & Mike. 👬 pic.twitter.com/cQ3AD53AiS
— rhêtorík (@djrhetorik) July 8, 2018
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 the two men holding hands emoji to show off their fave pix of them. That, or they just can’t handle the cuteness.
— 태 ♡ 국 (@veautaefulkook) July 8, 2018
— 카리스마 국뷔✨ (@charisma_kookv) July 9, 2018
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