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The #DougHive made a Doug Emhoff Facebook group

He's not a pop star, or an actor, or a traditional politician, for that matter. But much like any celebrity, he has an online following of loyal fans.

With over 800 members and counting, "Doug Emhoff, Esquire: Our Second Gentleman" is a Facebook group dedicated to the life and times of second gentleman Doug Emhoff, former entertainment lawyer and husband to Vice President Kamala Harris. As part of the #DougHive, members use the page to chronicle "nearly every move Emhoff makes," writes Politico, posting everything from articles and tweets to photos of the second gentleman with his children. When a video of Emhoff blowing kisses to Harris at last month's joint session of Congress went viral, a group member shared the interaction and lauded him as "a true gent!!"

"He lets [Harris] lead. That's quite remarkable to see," said member Danielle Garrett to Politico. "And the fact that he's a white male married to this strong Black woman, I think he knows what that means."

Apparently, he does. According to aides, Mr. Emhoff understands his role as second gentleman runs counter to "outdated gender stereotypes." And he knows "how important it is" for America to see "a man fully embrace the concept of being a supportive husband to a powerful woman," writes Politico.

More at Politico.