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It is an old Navy tradition: When a ship returns from deployment, a lucky member of the crew is selected to debark and receive the first kiss from a waiting spouse or loved one.
For the first time in Navy history, a lesbian salior was picked to plant the traditional homecoming kiss on her significant other.
Through a raffle held onboard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta won the right to be the first off the ship when Oak Hill docked in Virginia Beach. As part of a time-honored tradition.
It's been widely noted that two men kissing is a lot more freighted than two women, now a male version.
There are several elements to point out about this photo which both punctuate the kiss and the potential for pushing buttons of less open-minded viewers. Here they are in increasing order of impact:
First, the big smooch taking place against such a humongous American flag .
surely not everyone out there is so comfortable seeing Old Glory as a candy wrapper for this kind of lovin'.
Perhaps the most provocative aspect of the photo, however, is the fact that it's the guy in uniform who presents as the more submissive, or what many would equate as the more "feminine" role. He's the one with the lei (not to be overlooked as a linguistic metaphor); he's the one with his legs spread; and he -- America's fighting man -- who is literally swept off his by the gay civilian.
totally cute 2.0
thanks to http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michae...b_1312367.html
for the story
Hug it out as long as it takes, people
"People were created to be loved
things were created to be used.
The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved, and people are being used."
"יברכך ה' וישמרך,יאר ה' פניו אליך ויחונך,ישא ה' פניו אליך וישם לך שלום"