A new billboard just five minutes away from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland trolls the party’s anti-LGBT platform in the most perfect way possible.
As we’ve been reporting, the party’s 2016 platform is the most anti-LGBT platform in history. It endorses conversion therapy, defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and also offers support for anti-transgender ‘bathroom bills.’
To fight back against that platform of hate, nonprofit group Planting for Peace decided to put up a billboard in Cleveland ahead of the RNC that depicts presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump about to kiss runner up Ted Cruz. The billboard reads, “Love Trumps Hate. End Homophobia.”
More via The Huffington Post:
“What Donald, Ted and the Republican party 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,” Jackson told The Huffington Post. “LGBT children hear these messages telling them they are nothing but second class citizens and are left feeling broken or ‘less than.’” […]
“When children are dying because of negative messages, then it’s time to change the message,” Jackson said. “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.”
Planting for Peace has a history of trolling bigots, including building the now-famous Equality House and Transgender House which neighbor the HQ of the Westboro Baptist Church.
Plating for Peace also put up a billboard in North Carolina attacking the state’s discriminatory bathroom bill, HB 2 after it was passed earlier this year.