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Trump caught kissing another male politician – on a billboard

Kaitlyn Hayes July 15, 2016
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Trump has been depicted kissing another prominent male politician on a billboard put up in time for the Republican National Convention.

We’ve seen street art of Trump and Putin locking lips as well as a Trump-Boris snog, and now the progressive group Planting Peace has created a billboard depicting Trump in an intimate embrace with his former rival Ted Cruz.

The billboard has been erected in Cleveland, Ohio ahead of the Republican National Convention and reads, “Love Trumps Hate. End Homophobia.”

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Planting Peace put the image up in hopes of gaining the attention of Republicans as they meet for their nominating convention, which opens Monday and continues until Thursday.

“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,” the organization said in its press release.

“LGBT children hear these messages telling them they are nothing but second-class citizens and are left feeling somehow broken or ‘less than.’”

The draft of the party’s new platform certainly indicates that some Republicans believe the LGBT community is ‘less than’.

The platform, which will be voted on during the convention, recommends overturning the supreme court’s decision on same-sex marriage, endorses ‘conversion therapy’ for children who identify as LGBT, and opposes the Department of Education’s decision to allow trans students access to facilities that align with their gender identity.

Planting Peace notes the high rate of LGBT youth who contemplate, attempt and die by suicide because of discrimination and destructive messages and urges the party to change the platform immediately.

“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.”

Related topics: billboard, Cruz, Gay, kiss, LGBT, planting peace, rnc, Trump, US, US Election 2016

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