Global Gay Kiss-In
LGBT people will be joining in flash kiss-in mobs across the world between May 14 and 17 to protest against homophobia.
Created by the Committee for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), a kiss-in is a flash mob of people who agree to meet in a public space at a certain date and time with their boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife or partner to kiss.
The Great Global Kiss-in calls on all straight, gay, bisexual or transgender people who believe in love and equality to organise or participate in a kiss-in in their city.
The goal of the project is to organize kiss-ins on all six continents of the world on the weekend of May 14-17, 2010. Individuals who are unable to take part in a kiss-in near them are invited to send in their kisses via an online video at http://youtube.com/group/greatglobalkissin. These will be used to create a video mashup that will be released at a later date.
Said Joel Bedos, International Coordinator of the IDAHO Committee, “Organisations and activists have joined hands from all parts of the world, from Berlin to Bogota, from London to Lima, and from Austin to Auckland, in a great show of solidarity to break down the walls of homophobia and transphobia.”
Kenneth Tan, Director for Online Organising at Gays.com, who are co-organising the kiss-in, says, “This is the first time that a kiss-in like this has been attempted on a global scale, and we believe that more can be done through the Internet to get people from all everywhere to come together for causes such as this.”
To find out more visit http://www.gays.com/idaho