Michael Sam And Boyfriend Inspire Great Social Media “Kiss In”

michael-sam-gay-kiss-inIn response to Intolerant America’s claim that ESPN shoved Michael Sam‘s celebratory same-sex kiss “in our faces,” HuffPo blogger Michaelangelo Signorile published a call-to-action yesterday, encouraging folks to litter social media with photos of gay couples kissing.

Beginning yesterday afternoon, a number of people started the movement by changing their profile pictures on Twitter and Facebook to a photo of a gay couple smooching. Assuming that Facebook won’t find any of the photos “offensive,” Signorile hopes to achieve a news feed that will literally shove gay kisses in people’s faces, one profile picture at a time:

“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 think are hot…Just change your profile pic to a kissing same-sex couple, and urge others to do the same.”

And so it began:

Join the movement by tweeting your own same-sex kiss photo with the hashtag #kissin.

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  • Mezaien

    How come when “HOMOS” kissing it`s look, so much real and hot.

  • NG22

    Best of luck to the campaign. I did just want to say that the cat up above is adorable. I don’t care what anyone says. Cats are gorgeous, and I love them.

    The penultimate picture (second from the bottom) is great. I wonder if that’s a real couple, since the photo looks quite posed and wasn’t sent by either of the gentlemen kissing. But I hope that they’re a real couple somewhere, because they’re just so damn pretty together.

  • seantrevor

    I met a handsome guy yesterday who possesses beautiful thick sensual lips…….!!!!they were DELICIOUS!!

  • stanhope

    This is so magnificent. I didn’t think I’d ever see the day something like this would happen. Nothing against Tom Daly and Dustin Lance Black but can we not see any more of them in favor of this new representation of such revolution? NFL, Black/White, Gay, Masculine it shows so many people so many things.

  • sejjo

    @NG22: No, they’re not a real couple, but are actors from the German soapie “Verbotene Liebe” (“Forbidden Love”).

    They play a couple named “Chrolli” by fans (the name is a portmanteau of ‘Christian’ and ‘Oliver’, the characters’ full names). The episodes featuring the couple can be found on Youtube (search for Chrolliworldwide, MercuryMay02, provedivolo and/or ichglotzutube for the clips of the show featuring the couple with English subtitles. It starts from when they met in 2007 to date. Happy viewing!).

  • NG22

    @sejjo: Thanks for the heads-up. I thought they looked a bit too perfect and staged to be real.

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