Couples kiss at Chick-fil-A locations to support gay marriage

Event comes on the heels of National Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

Couples kiss at Chick-fil-A locations to support gay marriage
03 August 2012

On Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day two days ago, supporters bought a meal from  the fast food chain that has been in the national spotlight in recent weeks because its top executive went public with his opposition to gay marriage.

On Friday (3 Aug), there were public statements of a different sort taking place at the restaurants: marriage equality supporters locked lips as part of National Same Sex Kiss Day.

The event was the brainchild of Dallas-based activist Carl McGehee who says he hopes the visibility of the kiss-in will help especially help bullied LGBT youth.

‘I want LGBT youth who are growing up in places like Texas, where I was raised, to know that it’s okay to be who you are, because it seems that [Chick-fil-A president Dan] Cathy disagrees with that,’ McGeehee says.

Last month, Cathy said the Atlanta-based company was ‘guilty as charged’ for backing ‘the biblical definition of a family.’

His comments unleashed a flood of criticism from politicians and gay rights groups and put renewed focus on the approximately $5 million the company’s charitable arm has donated to anti-gay organizations in recent years.

In Los Angeles on Friday, police were called to the Chick-fil-A restaurant in Hollywood not because of any problems with protesters but because media presence at the restaurant was so heavy that it apparently made it difficult for the restaurant to operate.

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

No thumbnail available

Gay men urged to give sperm to help aspiring mothers

Thanks to gay community, waiting times for women have been cut by 16 months
No thumbnail available

Iraqi government complicit with emo and LGBT massacres

Iraqi Interior Ministry has backed massacre of up to 100 emos and LGBT people in the last month, says GSN Iraq sources
No thumbnail available

Chinese filmmaker says his government is 'homophobic'

Fan Popo discusses the obstacles to LGBT filmmaking and activism in China at Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival in India
No thumbnail available
No thumbnail available

New Zealand Defense Force rated world’s most LGBTI inclusive military

The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) has released a study of LGBTI inclusion in the world’s militaries and has rated New Zealand’s armed forces the most supportive
No thumbnail available
No thumbnail available

The L Project's charity single is out now

Check out the awesome video for The L Project's charity single It Does Get Better
No thumbnail available
No thumbnail available

Gay teen commits suicide after making It Gets Better video

Tributes pour in for Eric James Borges who killed himself on Wednesday.
No thumbnail available

John Travolta had gay affair with pilot, claims former secretary

Grease star alleged to have six-year relationship with his 'personal right hand man'