Sports Looks Like We Need to Stage a Kiss-In at Safeco Field
posted by May 29 at 11:56 AMon
A local lesbian couple says a peck on the lips nearly got the two of them tossed out of a Mariners game…. Sirbrina Guerrero says she only gave her date a peck, but a mother sitting with her son complained to security and, as a result, they were told to stop or leave.
“And he (the security guard) goes ‘there’s a lady whose son says he saw you guys making out, and I did, too. And you have to stop.’ And I said ‘well, we weren’t making out, but we were kissing and I’m not going to stop,’” said Guerrero…. “(The security guard said) the mom doesn’t want to explain to the kids why two girls are kissing. So I said ‘well, I’m not going to stop, so you’ll have to kick me out. So he said ‘so I suggest you leave then,”’ she said.
But Guerrero and her friends don’t buy it. After Guerrero was flagged at the game, they took pictures of other couples who kissed but were not reprimanded. Those couples, they said, were heterosexual.
Sorry, mom, but if straight people can kiss on the lips at Safeco, so can we. Gay PDA is not, by definition, “lewd,” anymore than straight PDA is lewd. There’s a kiss and then there’s making out—and there’s a difference. And you’re going to have to tell your kids about the existence of gays and lesbians sometime—and if you want to avoid that conversation for as long as possible, don’t leave the house, turn off the TV, thrown out the radio, and close the blinds.
And, uh, Mariners? WTF? Other baseball teams have gay days (here’s a list)—the local Gay Chorus sings the national anthem, gay groups buy blocks of tickets—but not the Mariners. Maybe it’s time, Ms.