Thursday, August 13, 2009

Lip Locking Weekend

On Saturday at 2pm EDT, kiss someone you love.

The Nationwide Kiss-In will be this Saturday in the U.S. and Canada. All of this smooching will be done as a demonstration against the recent arrests of same-sex couples that showed this simple act of love in public places.

Some cities have organized events. Check the listing below and for more details go to Queers United.

UPDATE: Anti Kissing groups are sending out their message, read here at the Bilerico Project Blog. These people need to get a life for fcksake.

Saturday, Aug 15th at 2pm EDT, 11am PDT.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, at the Civic Center Plaza
ATHENS, GA, at the UGA Arch, UGA North Campus Quad along Broad Street
ATLANTA, GA, Piedmont Park (exact location, TBD)
BOSTON, MA, at the Boston Common, between Park Street MBTA station and the State House
CARBONDALE, IL, at the Town Square Pavilion
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL, at the intersection of Green & 6th Sts. in Champaign
CHARLOTTE, NC, at Freedom Park, near 1900 East Boulevard
CHICAGO, IL, at the Cloudgate Sculpture/"The Bean" in Millennium Park
CHICAGO/OAK PARK, IL, at Scoville Park, the NW corner of Oak Park Av. and Lake St.
CINCINNATI, OH, at Fountain Square, downtown, 5th & Vine
COLUMBUS, OH, at Goodale Park, on Buttles Ave.
DALLAS, TX, in the West End, in Rosa Parks Plaza, at Lamar and Elm
DENVER, CO, at the 16th St. Mall, at Glenarm
DURANGO, CO (private event), at the wedding of Estella Moore & Brad Bartlett
EDMONTON, AB (CANADA), by the big fountain in front of the legislature building
ERIE, PA, on the steps of the Erie County Courthouse
FAYETTEVILLE, AR, at the plaza between the square and Town Center
GRAND RAPIDS, MI, at Rosa Parks Circle, at Monroe Center and Monroe Ave.
GREENFIELD, MA (near Amherst/Northampton), at the Greenfield Town Square
HOUSTON, TX, Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St.
IOWA CITY, IA, on the pedestrian mall in front of Donnelly's Pub
IRVINE, CA, meet in front of Steelhead Brewery, 4175 Campus Drive
2nd Irvine event in conjunction with Orange County Pride Picnic, at 2pm local time:
LITTLE ROCK, AR, location, TBD
LOS ANGELES/SANTA MONICA, 3rd Street Promenade at Arizona, near Farmers' Market in Santa Monica
MADISON, WI - location, TBD
MEMPHIS, TN, at the intersection of Poplar & Highland
NEW HAVEN, CT, on the Green
NEW YORK CITY, Battery Park (exact location, TBD)
NORMAL, IL, in front of City Hall, 100 E. Phoenix Ave.
PARKERSBURG, WV, at the Parkersburg City Park, in front of the band shelter
PHILADELPHIA, PA, in LOVE Park, at 16th St. and JFK Boulevard
PHOENIX, AZ, at the end of the Arizona Right To Marry's 97-mile walk for marriage equality, on the lawn of the Arizona State Capitol Building
PITTSBURGH, PA, at 1000 Penn Avenue, on the public space right in front of the Westin portico/driveway on 10th, between Liberty Ave and Penn Ave
PORTLAND, OR, at Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW 6th & SW Yamhill St.
RICHMOND, VA, location TBD
RIVERSIDE/INLAND EMPIRE, CA, at Riverside Plaza, at Central and Riverside Aves. (exit Central off the 91 Freeway)
SACRAMENTO, CA, on the west steps of the Capitol Building
ST. LOUIS, MO, in front of City Hall
SAIPAN, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS, at the Minachom Atdao Pavilion, across the Ada Gym NOTE: Local time for this event is Sunday, August 16, 4 a.m.
SALT LAKE CITY, in Washington Square
SAN DIEGO, CA, Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Place
SAN FRANCISCO, Union Square, Powell Street 0044816
SAN JOSE, CA, at City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara Street
SANTA BARBARA, CA, on Pardall Rd in Isla Vista
TORONTO, ON (CANADA) - location, TBD
TULSA, OK, at the Oklahomans for Equality HQ, 621 East 4th Street
WASHINGTON D.C., on the National Mall, between 3rd and 4th Sts.

Pucker up.


Ang said...

Wish I had some one to lock lips with :(. I would totally be up for it. For those of you who do get your kiss on.....;)

kimber p said...

I loves ranks right up there with riding roller coasters for me :)

Propane Amy said...

I noticed nothing from MN? WTF is up with THAT??? Too bad I'm not in Portland.....

SquirtyB said...

Wow...we actually have an event organized in richmond! I'm in. It's just right down the street, but I wouldn't have known about it if it weren't for your post!

Dragon said...

HMMM no Cleveland, surprising considering they are working at trying to get the games out here. That is OK, I am still on the lookout for that special someone to lock lips with anyway.

LilliGirl said...

Where Squirty? Haven't seen anything on it yet...Ang, I bet if you show up someone will kiss

lesbo said...

i'm roundin' up the troops and heading to the square!
amis, i'll save a kiss for you!

Ang said...

Thanks I may just have to do that.

Dawg said...

Hottie and I will be in Tdot smooching it up on Church Street!

Dawg said...

Oh, and Church Street is an actual street, funny enough, it's gayville cental!

Solo Homo said...

HOw can ARKANSAS been included and FLORIDA omitted???
C'mon Windy and Dawn...y'all gotta pick up the slack for your State!

Thx for letting everyone have the info' Jude!

Margo said...

Windy is on her way to the Kiss-In in Atlanta.
Of course, I'm not with her so won't have anyone to kiss, but she took the camera and totally dyked out for the occasion.

Margo said...

Hey Maureen - we do LOTS of PDA to make up for the all the Republicans here. So we're our own personal kiss-in.It's one of my favorite things - quiet protest.