Kissing Doesn't Kill:Greed and Indifference Do

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Date: 1990

Region: North America

Subject: Sexual/Gender Orientation

Medium: Public Art


Kissing Doesnt Kill.jpg

Artist: Gran Fury w/ Art Against AIDS: on the road

Confronting Bodies: Chicago Transit Authority

Dates of Action: 1990-1991

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Description of Artwork: A poster meant for display on buses and other transportation with text reading "Kissing Doesn't Kill: Greed and Indifference Do" and an image with same sex couples kissing.

The Incident: The Art Against AIDS signs have ridden elsewhere in the country along with being placed in prominent window displays, but the CTA first delayed running the ad until city officials and state officials could create ordinances that would ban "same sex affection" in CTA advertisements.

Results of Incident: The CTA did not allow Kissing Doesn't Kill to run: Greed and Indifference Do, and the fight continues for protection of gay and lesbian rights in Chicago and elsewhere.

Source: Committee For Artists' Rights Archive and Creative Time Archive