Michelangelo Signorile Launches "Great Facebook Kiss-In" In Response To Michael Sam Kiss Homophobia
If you were to take the temperature of society's feelings about seeing same-sex affection this week, the mercury would be off the charts thanks to the hot-air given off by a few vocal bigots who were outraged that Michael Sam kissed his partner on TV. Activist and media maven Michelangelo Signorile has dreamed up the appropriate reaction from the LGBT community: a massive social network kiss in to "desensitize" modern culture to gay couples' affection. Enough of the double standard, already.
"Gay people need to be kissing more in public," Signorile writes at HuffPo. "There simply needs to be more queer smooching to desensitize the world. So with that, I hereby launch the Great Facebook Kiss-In, urging everyone -- whether gay, straight or bi -- to change their profile pics to two women kissing or two men kissing. Maybe it's you and your husband or wife, or your partner or sweetheart, or you and a friend. Maybe it's your dad and your dad, or your mom and your mom. Maybe it's two other people you just like a lot or you think are hot. Just change your profile pic to a kissing same-sex couple, and urge others to do the same. And for that matter let's do it on Twitter, too. One day in the future we will look back on all this ridiculousness and laugh. But that's only going to happen if we do exactly this kind of thing a lot. So change those profile photos now."
What do you think of Signorile's #KISSIN campaign?