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People are going nuts over this tweet about staring at gay couples kissing

A lot of gay people are wary of showing public displays of affection, whether worried about being judged negatively or even inviting some homophobic stranger to erupt in violence.

As a Tweet currently making the rounds points out, maybe those stares aren’t seething with blind hatred. Maybe that’s envy in those eyes. Maybe those eyes want some of what you’re serving up, eh?

“[To] any gay couple holding hands in public who caught me staring at you, I’m gay and jealous, not homophobic.”

Already, her tweet has garnered almost 70,000 likes and over 25,000 retweets.

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One woman tweeted in agreement: “I try not to stare but I’m so proud.”

People are continuing to go bonkers over the tweet: