A grassroots group is encouraging a “Same-Sex Kiss Day” at Starbucks. The idea: LGBT couples show up at a Starbucks on April 15, 2009 (aka Tax Day), order a coffee or other luxury item, and kiss as a way to raise awareness on the unequal tax status of unmarried same-sex couples.
One question the decidedly elitist organizers forgot to include in their FAQs: What if my town or city has no Starbucks?
A handful of local, state and regional LGBT organizations have come together to form a single coalition-level organization, according to The South Florida Blade.
The new coalition, Organizations United Together (OUT), “will act as a network of myriad local GLBT groups and allies to address equality issues throughout the state and attempt to bring increased visibility in communities where gay groups are lacking,” Blade journo Juan Carlos Rodriguez wrote.
The groups working to establish OUT include SAVE Dade, Palm Beach Human Rights Council and Sarasota Equality Project. Equality Florida, the state’s largest LGBT advocacy and lobbying organization, has not joined the effort.