July 15, 2016 at 10:04 am EST | by Mariah Cooper
Donald Trump, Ted Cruz kiss on billboard minutes from RNC
(Courtesy of Planting Peace)

(Courtesy of Planting Peace)

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz get hot and heavy on a billboard just five minutes away from the Quicken Loans Arena where the Republican National Convention will take place in Cleveland.

Non-profit organization Planting Peace paid for the billboard, which shows Trump and Cruz kissing next to the words “Love Trumps Hate. End Homophobia.” The Huffington Post reports it is a direct response to the GOP’s proposed anti-LGBT platform.

Planting Peace President Aaron Jackson penned a blog post on the organization’s website requesting a call to action for the Republican party to cease its homophobic rhetoric.

“What Donald, Ted and the Republican platform either fail to realize, or realize and just don’t seem to care about, is that their words and actions toward our LGBT family — especially LGBT children — have meaning and impact. LGBT children hear these messages telling them they are nothing but second class citizens and are left feeling somehow broken or “less than,'” the post begins.

“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.” We are calling for action that brings full fundamental rights to the LGBT community, and a narrative that empowers LGBT people to live and love freely,” the post continues.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Planting Peace will keep the billboard up for one month at the cost of $3,700.

Planting Peace has taken other creative, pro-LGBT measures including placing a billboard in Morehead, Ky. addressing Kim Davis’s homophobia, creating the Rainbow Equality House next to the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan.and walking across Antartica carrying a Pride flag.



  • Seriously? So the lesson here is that it is okay to publicly ridicule those who do not agree with you. How can we teach children to respect each other when grown-ups resort to bullying? People are allowed to disagree in a democracy. Resorting to such tactics while demanding that others that treat you with decency, kindness, and respect is both delusional and hypocritical.

  • So, does this mean that Republican homosexuals are bad?

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