Two days ago, on Valentine’s Day, ballsy gay and lesbian couples in Beijing decided to gatecrash a kissing competition held by the New World Shopping Mall (北京新世界百货) to raise the visibility of China’s LGBT community and to drum up support for same-sex marriage.
Just moments before the competition was due to start, however, organisers announced that the kissing competition would be cancelled because there weren’t, erm, enough contestants. Undeterred, the gay and lesbian couples decided they would stage their own kiss-in anyway, and they did so just outside the mall where the competition was supposed to be held, attracting a huge crowd of bewildered passers-by.
Last year, gay, lesbian and straight couples in Shanghai staged a similar kiss-in as part of the Great Global Kiss-in campaign that took place worldwide on the International Day Against Homophobia.
See video report by Queer Comrades after the jump:
From NoComment TV: