In 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:
— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) May 14, 2014
— Jay Wilks (@rjaywilks) May 15, 2014
— Brian (@bpt326) May 14, 2014
— farmboyz (@farmboyz) May 14, 2014
— Maxie Bottom (@MaxiBottom) May 15, 2014
— Waldo. (@SheLikesItWhen1) May 14, 2014
— Zac Perry-LaPoint (@zslapoi) May 15, 2014
— Scott Lockwood-Smith (@s_lockwoodsmith) May 15, 2014
— Azariah Southworth (@AzariahSpeaks) May 14, 2014
— SapphireGuy (@sapphireguy15) May 15, 2014
— Sarah SB. (@SarahSB930) May 14, 2014
Join the movement by tweeting your own same-sex kiss photo with the hashtag #kissin.