Yesterday, when Luiz and I walked home from the Ivete Sangalo concert we were feeling great. We held hands as we walked the 8 blocks home (although we were constantly looking over our shoulder for a sour reaction from others on the street). On one or two occasions we shared a quick kiss.
To our genuine surprise, there was no push back from the others on the street. It made me feel really good about our neighborhood. We were just being as all the other couples on the street were being. (Except they felt free to kiss a lot more.)
But then there is this recent incident in
. Courageous lesbian, gay and trans citizens were determined to take a stand by holding a “kisses against homophobia” event. Police officers hid their name badges and beat demonstrators. Lima, Peru
Peruvian citizens of all descriptions are protected by law to freely assemble and voice their grievances. But then – lesbian, gay and trans people never really get the backing of their government/laws.
Those in the video are brave people, indeed.