It seems the black X marked across the high school yearbook photo of two New Jersey teens and the anti-gay comments by rapper Ja Rule has inspired self proclaimed "Gayngsta" rapper Deadlee to take action. On December 1st Deadlee is asking all gay and lesbian couples to publicly express their love for each other on buses, subways, streets, malls, airports, and other public places just like the heterosexual community as apart of the first annual World Kiss Out.
"Many people accuse lesbian, gay and bisexual people of 'flaunting' their sexuality when they talk about their partner, hold hands or kiss one another in public," says Deadlee. "These are activities that heterosexual couples do all the time. Due to homophobic reactions, some lesbian, gay and bisexual people are actually forced to hide their sexuality in public, not flaunt it. On December 1, we hide no more. said Deadlee."
I've never been one for public displays of affection (until recently...blame it on Trey) but I've always despised the double standard that exists when it comes to this practice. I couldn't tell you the number of times during the day I'm subjected to straight couples casually dry humping in public, it upsets me beyond comprehension that they don't recognize that they're "flaunting" their sexuality. My only concern for this day is the safety of those who choose to participate. We live in a world where people would rather see two men at war rather than holding hands. If you read the comments posted on allhiphop.com you'll see exactly what I mean.
I love the idea of this day and would eagerly participate. I just have a hard time getting my boyfriend to consent to PDA on a regular day so I don't know if December 1st will be any different..lol . The people behind this effort encourages you to send a picture of you and your partners kissing, holding hands, hugging - all in good taste - for a special yearbook in honor of the New Jersey teens. Include your first names city, state, and country. Send all photos to WORLDKISSOUT@GMAIL.COM