Eric Leven

Gay Kissing: ABC News Wants to Know, "What Would You Do?"

Filed By Eric Leven | November 05, 2007 5:32 PM | comments

Filed in: Media
Tags: Alabama, kissing, News, pda

In an attempt to be- well, who knows what, ABC is conducting a "social experiment" on the public's reaction to gays and lesbians showing open displays of affection on the street. Click here for the article. Click here for the video.

"ABC is doing a social experiment in Birmingham that includes having same-sex couples show affection for each other in public, according to Birmingham police department sources. FOX6 first learned about this story from a Southside merchant who pointed out an RV parked at the corner of 20th Street and 11th Avenue South. The merchant said ABC was working on a week-long project to see how people would react to things like public displays of affection by gay and lesbian couples."

Sure, ok. I guess this is kind of interesting but there are really only two outcomes. You either care or you don't. Does this really need to be a "social experiment?"

We all know the reaction of the uncomfortable and conservative parties: This is just mainstream media pushing forward the homosexual agenda.

Reactions are already coming in from Birmingham, Alabama:

"A South Precinct officer who spoke anonymously said he had received at least three or four reports from people who said they were disgusted over two men kissing in public. That officer says the ABC project is not a violation of the law and that ABC has a permit to park the RV."

Surprised? Well, I'm willing to wait this out and see if anything revolutionary comes of it. Thoughts?

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beergoggles | November 5, 2007 7:31 PM

The more the lamers realize that same-sex displays of affection aren't illegal the better, don't you think?

Maybe they are conducting gay-bashing stings to entrap violent homophobes.

I do hope the producers at ABC are careful to stage these kissing sessions tastefully. I would say that softly playing in the background The Flower Duet from Delibes' Lakme would be mandatory ... and not that God-awful disco version! I mean, all good gay lovers are sensitive to setting the proper mood, even if one has the misfortune of finding oneself in the heart of Alabama.

(BTW, do they realize that the African-American nickname for Birmingham is Bombingham?)

I doubt that there will be anything new uncovered here. I am interested in how they stage it. I find it disgusting to see two people out in public engaged in an extremely long and obviously erotic kiss. I don't care what the orientation is.

On the other hand, I find it refreshing to see public displays of affection that are 'romantic' - casual short kisses, holding hands, stuff like that.

I seriously doubt they are deliberately incorporating a gay bashing sting with it though, especially in Alabama.

I think this sounds great! It doesn't have to be "revolutionary" to be worthwhile. I think we'll just get more proof that queers aren't allowed in our society to take up as much space as their straight counterparts, which is useful because that's one of the many, many things we're always accused of doing.

Plus I love watching PDA. When love is in the air... *sigh*

I would say that softly playing in the background The Flower Duet from Delibes' Lakme would be mandatory ... and not that God-awful disco version!

Oh, Allen, the fact that you even know that there was a disco version, well, that's pretty gay. :)

You're right, Alex, I suppose ... mentioning the disco version of The Flower Duet is about like painting a Rainbow Flag on one's forehead, now, isn't it?

... But not as gay as Lakme's little-known, quadruplet, androgenous sisters (or were they brothers?) named Rakme, Sakme and Fakme ... but, alas, towards the end Delibes decided to write them out, for the French arm of the fin de si├Ęcle sodomite zeitgeist had not yet arrived ...