Bil Browning

PETA kicks off new campaign with gay kisses

Filed By Bil Browning | May 21, 2007 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics, The Movement
Tags: animal rights, civil rights, gay rights, LGBT civil rights, marriage, New Hampshire, New Jersey, PETA

PETA activists kissingSome of you may know that I am the world's worst vegetarian. I have all of the guilty conscience and none of the follow through... I've noticed though that vegetarians tend to be rather gay-friendly. In fact, I don't think I've ever met a homophobic animal rights activist... Maybe it's that whole "Animals deserve rights. Therefore, so do all humans." point of view...

Over on the PETA blog, they're celebrating the launch of their "Vegetarians make better lovers" campaign. To kick things off, two PETA members decided to choose New Hampshire's Statehouse to advocate for gay rights and vegetarianism. (New Hampshire just became the 4th state in the union to offer civil unions for LGBT couples.) According to the blog, New Hampshire residents reacted well to the kiss-in and they even got some coverage from the Concord Monitor.

As an Indiana resident, I'd love to see something this progressive happen in Indianapolis. Unfortunately, we rarely have PETA actions and every time a gay demonstration occurs a sizable section of the local queer establishment goes nuts. After all, we wouldn't want to offend anyone, eh? Bah.

(photo credit: Concord Monitor Click to enlarge)

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I had no idea you were vegetarian at all, Bil Browning. And I've had lunch with you before a couple of times.

That's why I say I'm the world's worst vegetarian, Alex. Vegetarians don't eat meat. Sometimes I don't eat meat. Ergo, world's worst.

Absolute worst.

No question about it.

I still feel sorry for the animals though. It's funny though - I'll get all a bother about circuses or animal cruelty, fur or dog fighting before I even think about not having the fish sandwich or the chicken pasta.

BRUNO MASURE | May 22, 2007 1:14 AM

Animal Rights groups are going to take action against Dance Kaleidoscope during its season 2007/2008. They support cruelty to animals.

PETA just bought the domain

Only in Indiana , a professional contemporary dance group does support cruelty to animals.