John Barrowman Kisses Man At Opening Ceremony of Commonwealth Games
John Barrowman kisses man at start of the opening ceremonies of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
The kiss was greeted with cheers of, “Here’s to equality in Scotland.”
In a potential snub towards homophobic countries, John Barrowman kissed a man at start of the opening ceremonies for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Within minutes of the ceremony starting, Barrowman kissed a kilted man, which then led to party poppers being set off and cheers of, “Here’s to equality in Scotland.”
Twitter is abuzz with support for Barrowman’s kiss,
John Barrowman opening the #CommonwealthGames with a gay kiss? Scotland, you wonderful, wonderful country! What an introduction.
— Lucy Goacher (@LucyMGoacher) July 23, 2014
With 42 of the 53 countries in the Commonwealth having anti gay laws, PM David Cameron has been urged to speak out against it. Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell stated,
“We are appealing to Prime Minister David Cameron to speak out against homophobia and transphobia in the Commonwealth in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games. We also want him to express his public support for Article 7 of the Commonwealth Games Federation constitution, which prohibits any form of discrimination – including discrimination in athlete selection for the national teams.”
Watch the John Barrowman kissing scene from the opening ceremonies for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Source: Digital Spy