PHOTOS: ‘Kiss and Tell’ at LUSH Cosmetics

I, your rambling transgentleman, spent my Saturday morning at the Galleria inside LUSH Cosmetics for their “Kiss and Tell” protest. And by protest, they mean having a bunch of people kiss at the same time in support of same-sex marriage.

The front half of the store was all decked out for the event, complete with a lip-prepping station and postcard table, where the couples can send postcards with a pre-written message to the federal government telling them to end discrimination against same-sex couples. They’re sending postcards until June 22, so make sure to get in and sign one!

The lip-prepping station included a castor sugar lip scrub in the flavor of your choice (which you lick off; I had the mint-flavored scrub and it was quite tasty) and a scented lip balm, one of which was bright red — naturally, I opted out of the tinted one.

In addition to the complimentary lip pampering, LUSH is selling their limited-edition Freedom Bubble Bars, which sort of look like giant, glittery, green Hershey’s kisses. They smell like lime and grapefruit and make your bath water shimmery and aromatic. The bars are $5.95, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to Freedom to Marry’s Why Marriage Matters” campaign.

Sadly there weren’t too many people at the Galleria location for the event, but I got a few shots of couples taking part in the big smooch.

LUSH is selling their Freedom Foamer Bubble bar online and in stores for a limited time. Who doesn’t want green, sparkly, citrusy bath water?

If you missed out on the Kiss and Tell, never fear: You can send in your picture of you locking lips with your partner to LUSH on their website.  Just write a little ditty about why you support the campaign and you’re good to go.

More pics below.

—  admin

LUSH Cosmetics one-ups Old Navy with a gay kiss-in and a Freedom Foamer Bubble Bar

Should you happen to be over at NorthPark or the Galleria around, say, 11:38 a.m. this Saturday (and some rarely aren’t!), you may want to stop by LUSH Cosmetics. According to a press release, that’s when LUSH employees, customers and supporters will be staging a “Kiss and Tell” in support of marriage equality:

“The ‘Kiss and Tell’ will be taking place at LUSH stores across North America at exactly 11:38 a.m. to signify the number of protections, responsibilities and rights that are currently denied to same-sex couples and their families under the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA),” the press release states. “LUSH, in partnership with Freedom to Marry, is calling on the U.S. federal government to pass the Respect for Marriage Act, which would allow same-sex couples and their families access to the 1,138 civil rights that come with federal marriage recognition and ultimately their right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

The release goes on to say that for two weeks starting this past Monday, LUSH stores are serving as “campaign centers” where people can get information about the rights denied to same-sex couples and sign petitions calling on the federal government to overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. And you can even purchase a limited edition Freedom Foamer Bubble Bar ($5.95), with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Freedom to Marry’s campaign to end marriage discrimination. Which, by the way, is more than the 10 percent that went to the It Gets Better Project from the Old Navy gay Pride T-shirt you’ll undoubtedly be wearing when you lock lips with that stranger at LUSH.

Full press release below …

—  John Wright