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Sexy US Navy 'First Kiss' Photo Goes Viral

As is tradition in the US Navy, a lottery is held to determine which lucky spouse will get to receive the ceremonial ‘first kiss’ as sailors return home from a long deployment

Spouses can enter the raffle with the funds donated to charity.

Kenneth Woodington, who works in special education, was the lucky winner meaning he would be first to kiss his spouse, Bryan Woodington, when the USS The Sullivans returned from seven months in the Middle East.

Kenneth told News4Jax, "When he got off the ship, I lost all control, I just dropped everything and I just ran.”

“And I knew I was going to dip him,” added Bryan.

The kiss reminded many of the iconic 1945 Times Square kiss on V-J Day.

In the news report from News4Jax, you can hear the cheers from the crowd.

But some folks just got to hate. And so it was that the news station received some angry emails over broadcasting the same-sex kiss.

From some of the email comments:

“How sad that your station has dropped to such a low as to show a gay couple kissing on your newscast. How many people are now trying to explain their young kids why 2 men are kissing, very disgusting.”

“I’ll never watch your news again!!!! So long, News4Jax."

“I thought this was a ‘family friendly’ news channel.”

However, the photo of the smooch was also posted to Naval Station Mayport’s Facebook page where the image received overwhelmingly positive response.

 

 

Times have changed when a Gay sailor can welcome home his partner without fear. Welcome home. Life is short love whoever you want to love

Duty, honor, country. Love whomever you want. Semper fi.

I'm not gay and this doesn't offend me one damn bit. Why should it? Love is love for goodness sake!

Wish my man would kiss me like this!! Just saying…

This is so bad ass

Some folks trolled the few haters with backhanded comments about the weather and fashion sense:

This is digsuting. (sic) The weather should be ashamed of itself looking all gloomy.

This makes me sick to my stomach. White shoes after Labor Day

In the responses, over 500 viewers clicked “Love,” another 250+ clicked “Like,” and only four sad fools clicked “Angry.”

The Woodingtons, who are newlyweds, are aware of the negative comments, but say this moment can be a teaching moment in 2018.

"It didn’t really bother me," Kenneth said. "Honestly, I’m the type of person who doesn’t really care that much about what people say."

"My grandmother always taught me, she said, 'You know some people have a different life and that’s just  how they are and you just have to treat them as such, and treat them with kindness and respect,'"  Bryan added.

For now, Bryan says that he’s more focused on happiness: “I gave him nothing but love and care and understanding right out the gate, so I think we just fell for each other really hard and we both knew what we really wanted.”

The couple also says the Navy has been nothing but supportive to them as a family.

A spokesman for Naval Station Mayport, Bill Austin, told News4Jax this isn’t the first same-sex kiss and it is not an issue for the Navy. He said the maritime branch of the armed forces “has always been gender neutral and on the forefront of progress.”

Watch News4Jax’s report below.

 

 

(h/t News4Jax)

KJ Apa and Rob Raco Share a Hot LipLock on 'Riverdale'

I’ve heard of Riverdale, but I’ve never seen it. I don’t know what the hell it’s about. That Cole Sprouse is awfully cute. Don’t he and Daisy Ridley kind of look alike?

To prepare for this article, I watched a thirty-second promo for what I think is the upcoming episode of Riverdale. It features a gay kiss that’s kind of hot.

According to my sources, the kiss is between Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) and Joaquin DeSantos (Rob Raco). It lasts for about 0.025 seconds in the promo, but it was hot overall and I enjoyed looking at it.

So what the hell is this show about? It looks like it’s for teens? It looks like it’s about some kind of heist? And someone is holding a boxing match in an empty swimming pool? And there is time-travel?

Whatever. Watch two hot young men kiss in the promo below.

Do you know what the hell Riverdale is about? Should I watch it, or just check out GIFS of man-on-man action on the internet? Let me know in the comments.

 

Tennis Star Alison Van Uytvanck On Wimbledon Kiss "We Don't Have To Be Ashamed"

Alison Van Uytvanck and Greet Minnen (image via Instagram)

Belgian tennis star Alison Van Uytvanck had much to celebrate last week during her 5th appearance at Wimbledon.

The 24-year-old celebrated her qualifying for the octafinals by running up the the stands to smooch her girlfriend, fellow pro tennis player Greet Minnen, live on TV.

 

 

Earlier this year, the tennis star - currently ranked 47th in the world - came out after winning the Hungarian Ladies Open in Budapest.

At a press conference after the match, Uytvanck was asked if she felt like a role model by coming out and if coming out lifted a weight from her shoulders. Her response was spot on:

 

“I don’t think it actually changed something about that - being ‘more free’ or something. We just decided to not make it personal and keep it for ourselves. I’m happy anyway if it is with a woman or a man. I just feel like we don’t have to be ashamed of this. And that’s why I also want to be free. I mean, I’m not sick, I don’t have a disease but I feel like its good that I could come out as a gay person.”

 

Watch Uytvanck handle the question with ease below:

 

 

You'll recall woofy out Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy made headlines around the world when he kissed his boyfriend, Matt Wilkas, after a successful run at this year's Winter Olympics.

 

MTV Movie Awards: Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale Win "Best Kiss"

It looks like the MTV Movie Awards loved the romantic coming-out/coming-of-age film Love, Simon as much as we did.

At last night’s awards, the film’s two lead actors, Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale, took home the trophy for “Best Kiss” for their yes-yes-yes lip-lock at the end of the movie.

Here’s the award-winning smooch:

 

 

Robinson wasn’t available for the ceremony as he's shooting a new project, but Lonsdale (who came out as bisexual last year) took the stage to accept the award saying:

“I just want to say to every kid — if you can live your dreams and wear dresses; you can live your dreams and kiss the one that you love no matter what gender they are. You can live your dreams and you can believe in magic, you can live your dreams, and you can be yourself.”

 

Backstage, Lonsdale was asked if he was thinking about winning an award for the kiss during the shooting of the film. “We both were equally scared going into the project thinking ‘Are we going to get this right,?’ cause it means a lot to people,” said the handsome 26 year-old from Australia.

 

This is the second year in a row the MTV Movie Awards have honored a same-sex kiss with last year’s nod going to the Oscar winning Moonlight's beachside kiss between actors Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome.

Boy Culture points out the long history of same-sex kissed in the category with same-sex wins by Cruel Intentions in 2000, American Pie 2 in 2002, Starsky & Hutch in 2004, Brokeback Mountain in 2006, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby in 2007, and Moonlight in 2017.

Love, Simon was the first mainstream film featuring a gay lead character to be backed by a major studio. Released in March, the film was met with strong reviews and box office. To date, the film has grossed almost $60 million on a budget of $17 million.