Pride Palace family, stop what you’re doing - the queer community may have just acquired its new mascot. In this past year, there has been a growing stream of queer-related frog content on various social media platforms, ranging from Tweets to Instagram posts, to TikToks, and everything in between:
Frogs gained a lot of popularity within the LGBTQ+ community, and no one knows the exact reason why. Here are a few possible explanations:
1. Alex Jones’ “Turn the frickin’ frogs gay”
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is known for a lot of things, but this is definitely one of the biggest. In his 2015 “gay bomb” speech, Jones expressed to the InfoWars audience that chemicals added to water were “turning the frickin’ frogs gay.” Jones proceeded to say that gay frogs were evidence that the United States government had been adding the herbicide Atrazine to tap water as part of a plan to spread homosexuality as a way to emasculate men and reduce population growth. The actual speaking about gay frogs was very brief, but it was not forgotten by audiences all over the world.
2. Frog and Toad
The famous children’s book series Frog and Toad is known as an amphibious celebration of same-sex love. The two main characters, Frog and Toad, were thought by audiences everywhere to be in a relationship. The author, Arnold Lobel, a gay man himself, confirmed that Frog and Toad were an exploration of gay relationships at that time.
3. The simple fact that frogs are adorable
You can’t argue with this one! In fact, TikTok videos that list “things that aren’t gay/queer/LGBTQ+ but have gay/queer/LGBTQ+ energy” often include inanimate objects, celebrities, stores, and many times; frogs. They are very cute, and the queer community notices that!
Pride Palace also noticed how cute frogs are and how much the LGBTQ+ community loves them. So, as per usual, we’ve got you covered! We created a Pride Frog Flag:
You can now purchase this Pride Frog Flag from our store.
What are you waiting for? Let’s celebrate and embrace cute frogs representing the queer community!