LGBTQ Peruvians Held a Same-Sex ‘Kissathon’ for Equal Rights

LGBTQ Peruvians Held a Same-Sex ‘Kissathon’ for Equal Rights

Be first to like this.
Translate this Story and earn Hornet Points!

This post is also available in: Español

Hundreds of activists headed to Lima, Peru on Saturday to stage a “kissathon” protest in favor of LGBTQ rights.

TeleSUR writes:

The call to action was made through social networks for dozens of LBGT couples to hold a simultaneous and prolonged period of kissing, an action severely criticized by some sectors of Peruvian society, especially among staunchly conservative, Catholic groups.

“The streets of Peru are for all, regardless of sexual orientation. Therefore kisses, whether homosexual or heterosexual, should be seen as a normal behavior and not as inappropriate,” LGBT groups said.

Peru law doesn’t recognize anti-LGBTQ hate crimes or accept same-sex marriage. But the country is making small steps toward equality. Last January, a court recognized a gay couple’s Mexican marriage license.

Related Stories

From the Science of Sex to Nazi Destroyers, 11 of the Coolest Queer People in Science
Motivate Yourself to Get Fit Without All the Body-Shaming
Read This Homophobic 1969 News Article About the Stonewall Riots
4 Trans Men YouTubers Offer Dating Advice They Think All Cis Gay Guys Should Hear
Quantcast