Monday, December 31, 2018

A Kiss Is Just A Kiss


I saw that photo and instantly thought it was just a copy of that more famous kiss on V-J Day— Victory over Japan Day—when a Navy sailor grabbed and kissed a woman in Times Square.

But this was two men kissing and so I found it all the more fun and interesting and kinda kitschy.

On December 21st, after the USS The Sullivans pulled into port, Kenneth Woodington—the winner of the first kiss lottery—locked lips with his husband, sailor Bryan Woodington, just home from seven months in the Gulf.

As they kissed, many in the crowd applauded and cheered, most notably other service family members waiting for their loved ones, but not everyone was cheering.

WJXT, a Jacksonville, Florida television station, aired the kiss and suddenly all the haters came out …
“How sad your station has dropped to such a low as to show a gay couple kissing on your newscast.”
First off, gay or not, it was a couple kept apart for seven months, greeting one another, but, yeah, I guess because it was two men …
“I thought this was a “family-friendly” news channel.”
This one slayed me; just WTF is a ‘family-friendly news channel’? No stories about crime or murder or destruction? Just puppies and kittens and babies?

We are on the precipice of 2019 and people are still shocked, and disgusted, by the sight of gay couples acting like couples? We have been allowed the rights to marry for nearly four years now, so all of you who find the sight of two men, or two women, kissing, for any reason, need to turn off your TVs, discontinue the newspaper, unplug from the internet, and go live in a cave.

We’re here, we’re queer, and we kiss our spouses and partners whenever we f**king want to kiss them.

12 comments:

mistress maddie said...

I wouldnt mind getting between those port of calls!!! Good grief...the buoys on that backside are inspiring honey.

anne marie in philly said...

h8ers need to FOAD! or do they have a problem cause black & white together? FUCK ALL THE H8ERS!

I think they make a cute couple.

Michael said...

I saw this piece on the nightly news. I think they make a cute couple too!

Helen Lashbrook said...

What's wrong with a married couple kissing? These family values fruitcases ought to be pleased that it's all legal

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Oh you know there’ll be pearl clutching every time two men dare be affectionate with each other. Even on the cusp of 2018 stupid people are gonna say stupid things. And this couple is totes adorbs.

the dogs' mother said...

Bestest of wishes to them. xoxoxo

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Haters gonna hate. Fuck 'em!

Deedles said...

At the risk of sounding shallow, again, that kiss is not "just a kiss"! It's about forty degrees here, and I need my fan! Yowza!

Cherie K said...

I think it's a lovely photo. Love is love is love is love etc...

Dave R said...

Well, you have to remember Bob, it's Florida, where all the old Republicans go to die.

Here's hoping you and Carlos have a ducky dandy good year ahead in 2019!!

Moving with Mitchell said...

That photo filled me with joy when I learned it was not staged and was two real people! Fuck the haters. I am so sick of a kiss (OUR kiss) being a political statement instead of what it actually is. A kiss.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Meh... don't give it another thought, if you sat down with those same haters over a cup of coffee, after talking together for a while, it wouldn't really bother you because you would soon realize that they are probably the stupidest people you ever met and you would end up feeling sorry for them.