Here they are: the gayest Independence Day tweets we could find, as well as many patriotic and otherwise inspiring or just funny holiday-themed messages from queer celebrities and our allies. Along with one guy who keeps saying he’s our ally but has yet to prove it.
Because he’s in here, we also threw in a few other politicians, since they’re either the reason we’re in this mess — or they are the powerful people who will help us to fix it.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 3, 2017
Somebody LGBTQ retweeted this guy. Who? I dunno, but I liked it, so here it is.
I know it looks messy, but we got this. pic.twitter.com/xkBXS3kMcx
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) July 4, 2017
Barack Obama didn’t tweet (yet) but David used to work for him, so here ya go.
We adore you, Janet!
— Janet Mock (@janetmock) July 4, 2017
RuPaul, the next generation?
Now this is what we call Freedom! You go, Chelsea!
— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) July 3, 2017
The funniest Chris Christie on the beach tweet we’ve found. And there are a lot of them.
Can’t wait to see our longtime ally and her Will & Grace team back on TV this fall!
Another celebrity in the LGBTQ universe retweeted this one and I can’t remember, boo. But it’s got Hamilton in it, so, yay!
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) July 4, 2017
Hawt. He’s on YouTube (but you already knew that).
We figured there’s got to be one straight guy reading this. This is for you. And for all our lesbian and bisexual readers, too, of course. That’s not to mean that she’s, oh, never mind.
Speaking of Hiltons…
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) July 4, 2017
Well, she is right. #LoveWins
— Suze Orman (@SuzeOrmanShow) July 3, 2017
Laverne, we worship you, and this message. P.S. Doubt is back on CBS, so watch!
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Scarcity is a myth. There is room for all of us. I celebrate those trans folks who have come before me and who are out there right now unsung, killing the game. Those names I know and don't know I sing your praises for it is revolutionary for a trans person to be seen and known in a world that says we don't exist, shouldn't exist. I love you! Follow your dreams! #TransIsBeautiful
Being Black on July 4th.
What's a national celebration of freedom to people who don't feel free? pic.twitter.com/tpcuLn9Vwd
— The Root (@TheRoot) July 3, 2017
We are all of us earthlings.
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Happy #IndependenceDay! From Earth to Mars…and the space in between…the American flag has traveled with us on many of our missions. Celebrate your Fourth of July holiday with some of these flag photos taken throughout our many years of space exploration. Credit: NASA #FourthOfJuly #4thOfJuly #America #AmericanFlag #Independence #Space #nasa #missions #flag #stars #StarsAndStripes #mars #exploration #unitedstates #july
Preach, Monica! If you’re not reading her blog, TransGriot, you’re missing out.
This sums up my feelings about this country todayhttps://t.co/uU1VXlKBEQ
— Monica Roberts (@TransGriot) July 4, 2017
Time for the politicians to weigh in. We ❤️ Ted.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 3, 2017
Hillary hasn’t tweeted (yet) but her hubby did. He also won the popular vote. Twice.
What we celebrate today is not just the birth of a nation but the ideals that built and sustain a democracy. Happy 4th of July!
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) July 4, 2017
And then there’s this. Please try to enjoy all the white (and, yeah, at least 2 Asian) faces in this choir and orchestra, performing “Make America Great Again.” No, really, it’s a song now. Imagine setting Mein Kampf to music.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2017
Thankfully, there is an antidote. Live long and prosper, George Takei.
Dear Donald: We didn't gain our independence from one empire simply to fall under the sway of another. #VladInfluence
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) July 4, 2017
Finally, what better way to end than with someone dead who (thanks to her family) is still tweeting. Happy Independence Day!