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It was the kiss heard round the world — or on gay tumblr.
Listen, the news cycle is bleak and things have been dark for the the LGBTQ community for a long, long time. So forgive the community if we got a little too excited this week when queer icons Cher and Meryl Streep exchanged a smooch at the Mamma Mia premiere.
It was everyone's awkward celebrity fantasy come true.
I know, I know, Cher and Meryl aren't technically a "thing." But that doesn't mean I can't go to a beautiful, imaginary place in my head where these two have a romantic queer future. Cher and Meryl are made to buy a brownstone in the West Village together, wear matching pussyhats to anti-Trump protests, and adopt a dolphin named after their favorite intersectional feminist hero.
Bless these two for this— it's LGBTQ history in the making.
The queer internet agrees:
Holy water is Cher and Meryl Streep’s shared spit. pic.twitter.com/HrElZsNQst
— Alex Schmider (@anderfinn) July 17, 2018
everytime meryl streep and cher kiss the gays get 100x stronger
— freddie (@sorryimpudge) July 17, 2018
Trump denied us a Pride Month proclamation for the second year in a row so God blessed us with a picture of Cher and Meryl Streep kissing. pic.twitter.com/62BWNnTWjY
— Gabe #DreamActNow Ortíz (@TUSK81) July 20, 2018
Meryl Streep and Cher kissing is gay rights pic.twitter.com/T9oDL4SPsW
— mary queen of thots (@CarlyRaePrEPsen) July 16, 2018
There's a lot of awful stuff happening to the queer community right now. Trans students' rights are in jeopardy. Hate crimes are up. Some LGBTQ activists even worry for the future of same-sex marriage in the U.S.
It would be great if we had leadership that actually protected and expanded the community's rights, but until then, we'll have this moment tattooed to our tender queer hearts.