November 2, 2012

IconKisses of resistance to support same-sex marriage in France

Following the already cult kiss of Julia and Auriane last week, on Tuesday the 23rd of October 2012 in Marseille, the resistance is organizing to counteract the anti-gay marriage campaign.

 

Marseille Lesbian Kiss

Julia and Auriane in Marseille on 23/10/2012

The spontaneous kiss of Julia and Auriane in Marseille has been inflaming the medias and social networks for a week. That day, on 23/10/2012,  anti gay-marriage demonstrations were taking place in 75 French cities.  Julia, 17 and Auriane, 19 are not gay but they spontaneously kissed in front of the anti-gay marriage protesters to ‘piss them off’ and show support to the LGBT people. They never imagined that their picture would circulate on the web and they would become a symbol of the LGBT fight for marriage. Shortly after its release, the picture was already predicted to become cult.

The way to go still seems long till the actual legalization of marriage and adoption, as we stated in a previous article.  Multiplication of debates and homophobic comments are thriving in the medias, including from representatives of the Republic, and the public opinion is shifting towards more hostility against marriage for all.

LGBT and gay-friendly people are mobilizing and if you want to contribute, here are two simple things you can do and/or forward to your friends :

Here is a link for the petition addressed to the French Government in order to show your support to legalization of homosexual marriage in France:

http://www.allout.org/fr/actions/egalite_maintenant

Sign and share!

Finally, a nice way to combine activism and pleasure with the ‘Kiss in’ taking place in Paris, in front of Hôtel de Ville, on Thursday, the 15th of November 2012 at 7pm. Plenty of same-sex couples will be kissing for 5 minutes on the street!

For more info, just have a look at the Facebook page of the event!

http://www.facebook.com/events/379254685484737/

 

 

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Soline Marie

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