The father of the Orlando shooter told interviewers that his son was driven to open fire on a gay club full of people after seeing “two men kissing” in Miami. According to his dad, seeing gay dudes kissing in public made him very angry.
Yep, it’s 2016 and homophobia is still so powerful and insidious that some sick people can be set off to commit mass murder by the mere sight of this in public.
Yikes! Two men kissing in public remains a radical act – terrifying homophobes into reaching for the nearest assault rifle. And all it takes is a little gay kiss like this. It may seem tiny to us, but it’s even more courages than ever.
Do you feel a funny discomfort when seeing gay affection and man-on-man intimacy? Trans advocate Jen Richards thinks it may be time to check yourself.
“Look at #TwoMenKissing. Really look. Then look inside yourself and be honest about how it makes you feel,” she wrote on her Instagram.
“Find any discomfort there and look at it. Examine it. Sit with it for as long as it takes to overcome. Sit with it until it disappears like a morning fog in the rising sun. Look at two men kissing until all you see is beauty and love, courage and pride. It will heal you, it will heal the world, and we all need healing. In the long run, the only lasting answer to hate and violence is love, more love, always more love.”
To help combat any fear, anger or hatred that may be sparked by a lovely gay kiss, here are 100 photos of two men kissing that every homophobe needs to see so they can get a grip.