Marine's passionate embrace goes viral on Facebook
Wednesday 29 February 2012
A passionate embrace between a gay US Marine and his partner that was caught on camera in Hawaii has attracted an outpouring of online support.
The picture of Sgt Brandon Morgan's "first kiss" with Dalan Wells on his return from an operational tour has gone viral, attracting more than 4,000 online comments and 18,000 "likes" since it was posted on a Facebook page for gay Marines on Saturday.
"To everyone who has responded in a positive way, my partner and I want to say thank you," wrote Sgt Morgan in response. "Dalan, the giant in the photo, can't believe how many shares and likes we have gotten on this," he wrote.
The photograph comes five months after the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that banned openly gay men and women from serving in the US military expired.
Petty Officers Marissa Gaeta and Citlalic Snell became the first lesbian couple to publicly share their "first kiss" in December.
Life & Style blogs
Earth Day 2014: Google celebrates Earth Day with doodles of Rufous hummingbird, veiled chameleon, moon jellyfish, dung beetle, puffer fish and macaques
World's fastest lift climbs 95 floors in 43 seconds at speeds of up to 45mph
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
Saint George's Day: Google Doodle marks England's national day
Mulberry: To hell in a handbag
Ukip election posters: Nigel Farage defends 'racist' campaign anti-immigration campaign ahead of Europe elections
Ukip leader Nigel Farage defends employing German wife, at launch of anti-immigration poster campaign
Is Britain really a land of God? Furious debate after David Cameron claims we are a Christian country
An open letter to Nigel Farage: you may smile, but I am not seduced
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
David Cameron's constituency office calls police on food bank campaigners Bishop of Oxford and Reverend Keith Hebden
- 1 William Shakespeare's 450th birthday: 50 everyday phrases that came from the Bard
- 2 David Cameron's constituency office calls police on food bank campaigners Bishop of Oxford and Reverend Keith Hebden
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Women take on Bear Grylls over 'sexist' male-only desert island show
- 5 Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Concerns grow among search officials that missing jet ‘may have landed somewhere else’
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£50000 Per Annum + Excellent Benefits: The Green Recruitment Company: The Clie...
£30000 - £35000 Per Annum plus benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our ...
£55000 - £62000 per annum + outstanding benefits and bonus: Pro-Recruitment Gr...
£35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent company benefits : Pro-Recruitment Group...