The worst our straight friends have to worry about after a public kiss is whether or not they’ll need a Valtrex prescription. If we want to engage in PDAs, however, the possibility of a little lip lump is the least of our fears.
Spurred by recent incidents of discrimination over a few loving lip-locks, an upcoming nationwide kiss-in will call attention to the harassment same-sex affection typically faces.
Yea, we may get a kick out of being handcuffed by uniformed men, but only if the utterance of a safe word will ease the shackles, should they become too tight for our dainty wrists.
“When I say Istanbul that means you’re supposed to unlock them,” really doesn’t work on an officer of the “law” who’s (erroneously) arresting you for kissing your boyfriend at a taco joint (or on Mormon property).
We adore that organizers are hoping to bring visibility to LGBT affection, but truly love the kiss-in’s ancillary benefits: we get to lock lips with as many random strangers as possible without the usual “slutty” label! (Brings a whole new meaning to the term label-whore.)
Hopefully the kiss-in will be like looking into a pair of crystal balls and glimpsing a time when the bounds restricting our love – which for now are so strong they make Black Party weekend look vanilla – are dissolved.
The Great Nationwide Kiss-In
Saturday, August 15, 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
For a list of kiss-in events near you, visit the Facebook group page: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=124199360752