Are we jumping to conclusions?
We seem to be piling on in opposition to these two LGBT Parliamentarians in Italy based upon rather incomplete information. That doesn't seem very Gandhian of us. Let's make sure we know the facts before we decide that they behaved like "ACT-UP" or anyone else that we don't approve of.
Suz sees the words "lay" and "embrace" and jumps to the conclusion that the display was offensively sexual. Perhaps that is what the author of the article wanted you to conclude (maybe not), but I would not necessarily conclude that the display was offensively sexual from that small amount of information.
Remember, we are dealing all the time with people who think that our very existence is offensive. Before we jump to conclusions, let's see if more facts come out. Let's see if the request to have these Parliamentarians censured is followed through or simply dismissed.
No doubt, there is many a thing Soulforce has done that has been deemed "counterproductive" by someone. Too bad we can't seem to achieve our goals by simply asking for fairness and respect. I'll guarantee you that just our politely asking for fairness and respect is going to offend someone.