Joe Fergus and Robert Brookes had been to see a production of queer favourite The Rocky Horror Show at the city’s Storyhouse Theatre earlier this month, but were met with anti-LGBT protesters when they left the show.
The small group of homophobes, who are reportedly representatives of the Zion Tabernacle Protestant Evangelical Church in Chester, held yellow signs with various religious verses on them in protest of the LGBT community and the show.
But that wasn’t going to stop the couple enjoying their night, and they had the perfect response to the protesters: a kiss.
“When haters be hating, the best thing to do is spread the love,” said Joe.
A photo of the moment was shared by Chester Pride, and received a great response from Facebook users, with one calling it “the best photo I will see in a long time”, and another adding: “This needs to go viral. This is iconic. All you need is love.”
Love always wins!!