I See London, I See France, I See Hot Lesbian Kiss in Front of Protesters
The best way to handle bigots, in my personal opinion, is to show them love, compassion, and a juicy round of tonsil hockey.
During French protests of a law that would legalize gay marriage and adoption by gay couples, AFP photographer Gérard Julien captured a textbook case of “killing them with love.”
Really, I want this photo to be in textbooks. When my kids read about how in 2012 the world still couldn’t figure out that thing called “equality,” I want this photo of two women kissing to appear with a caption like, “Even in countries like France, gays and lesbians were denied basic civil rights and treated as ‘others’ for years.”
Just look at homegirls in the background.
The image, now referred to as the Marseille Kiss after the French city it was taken in, went viral on Wednesday, getting an insane amount of Retweets and Likes and whatever else the kids are doing these days. The point is, people love this photo because it communicates a very real, very universal idea: LGBT people are equals, and need to be treated as such in the eyes of the law.
Oh, and for those of you wondering, because I know you are, the women are straight but wanted to show their solidarity for marriage equality. Thanks, ladies!