Two Marines, Brandon Morgan and Dalan Wells share a passionate kiss as Morgan comes home after four tours of duty.
Joe. My. God. seems to be the first to publicize this photo, which is going viral right about… now. The photo, first posted to the Gay Marines Facebook page on Saturday, has now appeared on Towleroad and the Huffington Post, among there outlets, no doubt.
Comments on the Gay Marines page number over 3100, with of course some not very nice, but the vast, vast majority are supportive, including over 14,000 “likes.”
Brandon Morgan added this statement:
“To everyone who has responded in a positive way. My partner and I want to say thank you. Dalan, the giant in the photo, can’t believe how many shares and likes we have gotten on this. We didn’t do this to get famous,or something like that we did this cause after 3 deployments and four years knowing each other, we finally told each other how we felt. As for the haters, let em hate…to quote Kat Williams, everyone needs haters, so let them hate. We are the happiest we have ever been and as for the whole PDA and kissing slash hugging in uniform…it was a homecoming, if the Sergeants Major, Captains, Majors, and Colonels around us didn’t care…then why do you care what these random people have to say? In summation thank you for your love and support. I received a lot of friend requests off this. I don’t just accept requests so if your request was because of this post message me and let me know. Goodnight all, and Semper Fi.”
I think what’s perhaps best about this image, apart from how loving it is, is that no one else there seemed to care. We’ve come a long way.
Oh, and let’s not forget this awesome Navy kiss, too!