Valentine’s Day is next Tuesday, while some battle the supermarket crowds for chocolate and champagne and others battle that soul-sucking feeling that they will be alone forever, students at the University of Houston will be battling for equal benefits for LGBT employees.
“Our LGBT faculty and staff at the University of Houston are not given the same benefits as their heterosexual counterparts,” says James Lee, one of the student organizers. “This rally is an issue campaign to let administration know we care about our professors, directors and advisers and we think they all deserve to be treated equally.”
Lee explains that the event is not just for same-sex couples, the organizers want opposite-sex couples to participate to help demonstrate that straight and LGBT relationships are the same. Got no one to kiss? No problem, says Lee, “We will have rally signs and other goodies you can show support with.”
The smooch-fest kicks off at 12:30 pm in Butler Plaza (in front of the MD Anderson Library).