Rachel Charlene Lewis
Updated Nov 16, 2016 @ 4:11 pm
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This has been a trying time for many people, so when small moments of hope arise, we’re flooded with relief. And this is one such moment. A photo of two women kissing at a Trump protest went viral, and it’s seriously the most beautiful thing we’ve seen in ages. Especially when you consider the damaging effect Trump could have on the LGBTQ+ community, this photo is especially revolutionary. It’s a moving, tender moment, and one that will likely be remembered for a long, long time as a staple of the anti-Trump protests.

So what was behind the viral picture? Photographer Hennessy Vandheur explained,

According to BuzzFeed News, the two women kissing at a Trump protest featured in the shot are Laura Hetherington and girlfriend Giovanna “Jo” Barba.

Hetherington explained,

And that’s a message we can definitely get behind.