Pucker up: The queer kiss as protest
Today marks the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016
A kiss is just a kiss, except when it's not. Across the globe, LGBTQ people have often kissed in public protest, many times with consequences. Whether as part of the fight for same-sex marriage, to protest homophobic attacks, or as a means of responding to anti-LGBTQ laws, queer people have been kissing each other (and allies) as a show of strength for many a decade, critics be damned.
From relatively liberal countries to extremely conservative nations, discover some of the most intriguing examples of the queer kiss as protest in this gallery.
LIFESTYLE Animal kingdom
CELEBRITY Celebrity deaths
LIFESTYLE Victory in europe day
HEALTH Middle age