Event: Kiss-In Against Homophobia in Malta
Starts: 17th May 2011
Ends: 17th May 2011
Date:Tuesday 17th May, 2011
Time: 18:00 to 18:30
Place: Near the Love Statue, in Spinola Bay, Sliema
This is a premiere in Malta ! Straight and gay, single and happily partnered are all invited to this new kind of flash mob, against intolerance.
Why is Gay parade the only time when we can see gay people kissing in streets that are not in front of gay bars or in gay districts? How come only straight people feel they can kiss in public places without annoying anyone? For those of you who think this isn’t fair, let’s meet up for a kiss attack!
We always follow the same process: events are created on Facebook and the news is broadcast throughout the web. On kiss-in day, the – volunteer – organizers go to the decided place, whistle in hand. When the signal is given, all participants start kissing, hugging, or otherwise hold hands to the one they came with, for 5 minutes.
The goal of this action is to encourage both female and male gays and bisexuals to stand for who they are without fear and to make affective gestures between homosexuals a common sight – in a friendly, laidback, natural, non protesting atmosphere.
Here is an example of a kiss attack in a parisian central mall :
About the Kiss-In movment :
When a handful of french students decided, in May 2009, to organize the first kiss-in in Paris on June 7th, only twenty people or so came to “kiss against homophobia” in front of surprised passersby. Despite their small number the word was soon spread out. Since then, four “kiss attacks” were organized: one in about ten French cities (September 2009), another one in more than twenty different places in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, Australia and Peru (December 2009), a following one on the same scale on Valentine’s Day (February 2010). The last one was the Great Global Kiss-In project in association with the Intenational Day Against Homophobia (May 2010) which included 58 cities in 21 different countries.
More infos at http://kiss-in.blogspot.com/p/english.html