Nearby where the Republican National Convention is taking place in Cleveland, Ohio, a massive billboard has gone up depicting kissing caricatures of the presidential nominee Donald Trump and the U.S. Senator for Texas Ted Cruz. Both Republicans will be speaking at the RNC next week.
Planting Peace sponsored the billboard, which states the simple message: “Love Trumps Hate. End Homophobia.”
The organization’s blog states that they wish to see a change in the anti-LGBT platform for which the GOP is known.
They wrote in a message to the GOP,
“When children are dying because of negative messages, it’s time to change the message. Planting Peace calls for the immediate change in the Republican Party platform with regard to our LGBT family and LGBT rights. Never again shall a negative, hateful message be uttered in the name of ‘religious freedom.’”
In a strong gesture to spread a positive message against homophobia, the image on the Cleveland billboard recalls the viral street art image of Trump kissing Vladimir Putin in Lithuania.
The message from Planting Peace is a powerful one against the Republican Party, considering Trump has chosen the notoriously anti-gay campaigner Mike Pence as his vice president.
Photo credit: Twitter, @RevSistahGirl