Pucker up: The queer kiss as protest
Around the world in 30 kisses
A kiss is just a kiss, except when it's not. Across the globe, LGBT people have often kissed in public protest, many times with consequences. Whether as part of the fight for same-sex marriage, to protest homophobic attacks, or as a means of responding to anti-LGBT laws, queer people have been kissing each other (and allies) as a show of strength for many a decade, critics be damned.
From relatively liberal countries to extremely conservative nations, discover some of the most intriguing examples of the queer kiss as protest in this new gallery.
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