Actors Promoting Same-sex Public Kissing…Hmmm?
What’s all the hype about over iconic actor Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover doing some public lip-locking as a show of congratulations and support, from one brother to another?
The first radar-grabbing affectionate encounter happened at a BET Awards event a few moons ago. Mr. Belafonte was a BET achievement honoree when Mr. Glover passionately pressed flesh with Mr. Belafonte for a brow-raising photo-opp that still has ‘straight’ Black bloggers up in arms. Recently, the elder entertainers were caught on camera in another no-tongue dry kiss. At a dinner party for Mr. Belafonte’s “Sing Your Song,” hosted at Bing Bar, Mr. Glover dropped by to show support and slipped another lip-tingling congratulatory kiss on Mr. Belafonte.
The blogosphere continues to use the rare show of brotherly love as a catalyst to urge an outing of these seniors. Who mandates that Black men must confine displays of support and admiration to knuckle-bumps and sideways-V finger gestures?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?: Are such public figures using their senior years to shatter age-old barriers, or just seeking space in news headline? Do you believe a public same-sex kiss reveals one’s sexual orientation? And, are these hot gents sparking a movement to get Black seniors to be more OUT with their affection?
Posted on August 13, 2011, in Grown 'n Sexy, Inspire Someone, Laughing Out Loud, Public Figures and tagged African-American LGBT, Bing Bar, Black Men, Celebrity, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, Latino LGBT, LGBT Advocacy, LGBT seniors, Love Affection, Same-sex Kiss. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.