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This photo of 2 women kissing at a Trump protest has made most of the internet swoon

What some see as 'love in the middle of chaos,' others see as 'girl-on-girl' action.


Jessica Machado


Posted on Nov 15, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 2:18 pm CDT

Photos of two women, with love in their eyes, going in for a kiss, at an anti-Donald Trump rally is moving much of the internet to aww’s.

Photographer Hennessy Vandheur captured the photo at a Manhattan protest Wednesday night, telling BuzzFeed News, “I noticed everyone was protesting something. It was nice seeing love in the middle of all the chaos.”

Many are in agreement that the tender moment is a beautiful contrast to the hate speech flung by Trump and much of his transition team. One woman’s tweet of the photo was shared nearly 17,000 times and even led to the couple themselves responding.

Screengrab via @killfemme/Twitter

Others, however, were a little more gross, simultaneously pointing out that Trump is now pro-LGBT (just because he said Sunday he’s now fine with same-sex marriage, though his VP-elect Mike Pence has said horrific things about the LGBTQ community) and that girl-on-girl action is hot.

Screengrab via Twitter

Screengrab via Twitter

Which begs the question: If these women looked less like models, would this photo had gone viral? Or I guess, more precisely, would Trump bros have even clicked on a butchier photo to make comments?

Screengrab via Twitter

Seems like we have an answer. 

H/T BuzzFeed News

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*First Published: Nov 15, 2016, 2:07 pm CST