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?
- Harry Belafonte: “Such a void in moral truth”
- Belafonte: Hollywood won’t yield to those of color
- Danny Glover Among 2011 Freedom Award Winners
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.