‘Big consensual kiss-in’ to be held at Sainbury’s over lesbian couple warned about ‘disgusting’ kiss

Aaron Day October 14, 2014
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Activists in Brighton are to hold a “big consensual kiss-in” at a Sainsbury’s supermarket on Wednesday as a show of support for a lesbian couple who were warned to stop kissing by a security guard.

University of Sussex student Annabelle Paige said she gave her girlfriend a light kiss while in a Brighton branch of the superstore recently when a security guard approached and told them to either stop kissing or leave.

A Sainsbury’s spokesperson has since apologised, saying: “This should never have happened – it is clear that Miss Paige and her partner were not behaving inappropriately and we are very sorry that they were treated in this way.”

However, activists on Facebook are now planning to hold the ‘Big CONSENSUAL Kiss-In’ upon finding out that “Sainsbury’s have donated a pitiful £100 to charity to apologise.”

The group adds: “Their profits for the year to March 15 were £898m. Doesn’t sound like they are serious about tackling homophobia, does it?

It is to hold the event “to show Sainsbury’s we won’t accept homophobia in our society, and that we demand they do more!”

“If you have nobody to kiss we’ll find you someone or something,” the group notes.


The ‘Big CONSENSUAL Kiss-In’ is to be take place on Wednesday evening at 6pm at the New England Sainsbury’s in Brighton.

In April, Sainsbury’s was criticised for covering up gay magazines while leaving a scantily clad photo on the front of FHM uncensored.

More: Homophobia, kiss, kiss-in, lesbian, Sainsbury's

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