Gay rights advocates are gearing up for a national same-sex kiss-in at Chick-fil-A franchises around the country today in protest of yesterday’s “Appreciation Day.” Record numbers of supporters turned out yesterday after one-time presidential candidate Mike Huckabee created the event on Facebook, advocating that those people who support the president of the fast food chain’s comments on LGBT rights and gay marriage show up to buy some meat.
But today, gay rights activists are asking same-sex couples to show up at restaurants to stage a kiss-in that can be photographed, filmed and shared on social media sites. If you’d like to share your images with us, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or share them on G Philly’s Facebook page.
Here in Philly, organizers of the Philly Dyke March are holding a protest at the Chick-fil-A on Columbus Avenue (near the IKEA). “This protest will help us stand in solidarity with our gay, lesbian, trans, bisexual, and queer family,” says the group’s Facebook page. “So throw on your PDM shirt, grab a dyke and enjoy a revolutionary makeout session!”
And yes, guys, you’re also welcome to the public smooch fest.