Remember that viral gay kiss image back in 2012 in which a U.S Marine jumped into the arms of his boyfriend at the Marine Corps base in Hawaii.
The image you saw 3 years ago was of Marine Sargent Brandon Morgan whom was very excited to see his boyfriend Dalan Wells from an arrival back from Afghanistan.
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Happy International Kissing Day - This special day recognition was first noticed and welcomed in the United Kingdom (UK). However, the day has now been adopted worldwide and is also known as National Kissing Day or Kissing Day.When I think about it, the concept of a kiss is everywhere in society and has many meanings. A first kiss. A formal kiss. A passionate kiss. A kiss goodbye.
Kissing Day aims to make us appreciate a kiss in its own right. No conventions, no social norms, just a kiss. Across the globe we embrace the kiss by embracing someone else.
Competition to hold the record for the longest kiss is rife - on 6-7 July 2005 the record was set in the UK at 31 hours and 30 minutes. Then on Valentine's Day 2009 Nikola Matovic and Kristina Reinhart from Germany set a new record of just over 32 hours.
On 13 February 2011, a Thai couple, husband and wife team Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat locked lips and began their quest to break the longest kiss record. After 46 hours and 24 minutes they claimed a new record for the longest kiss. Impressive!
Nonthawat Charoenkaesornsin and Thanakorn Sitthiamthong kissed their way to the title at an event in Pattaya, Thailand on 12-14 February 2012. But now the tables have turned and Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat successfully regained their crown on 12-14 February 2013 and the record for the longest kiss now stands at 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds - wow, that's some kiss!
Perhaps you can get some kissing tips from a friend before puckering up. Or delve into one of the many kissing guides that proclaim to make you the world's best kisser!
Think of your first kiss ... was it all you expected and a treasured memory or were you too nervous to really care?
Think of your sweetest kiss ... a kiss from your child? A thank you kiss from your closest friend? And think of all those supposedly meaningless kisses. Next time I kiss someone I will just think about how delightful it is and not about what it 'means'.
Find out more information about kissing records and why not see if you can beat them on International Kissing Day.
So what we have done is selected some of the finest images of same sex partners and or lovers kissing both gay and lesbian... Enjoy!
WOGP News - Instagram recently removed a photo and some say it’s because it was an image of two men kissing,Gay Star News reports.
Alberto Guzman posted a pic of him and his husband, Janeiro Boffill, from their wedding day 13 years ago to celebrate Pride on June 29. The image included the hashtags #happy #gaypride #equalrights #tilldeathdousapart and #wearethesame.
The pro-gay message didn’t stop Instagram users from flagging the photo as "inappropriate," however and it was later removed by the picture-sharing social media app.
According to Instagram’s community guidelines, users are not allowed to share images that show nudity or mature content.
"I posted this photo of my wedding yesterday and Instagram took it off my album for being ’inappropiate’ [sic] and on gay pride day of all days," Guzman wrote on his Instagram account.
Guzman’s friends commented, protest Instagram’s decision to delete the photo with one saying: "These are my friends @titoguhair and @janeirobofillmakeup. They posted this pic yesterday on Instagram. They’ve been together 13 years and are legally married for 2 months. This is the kiss that sealed their wedding vows. Vows that under state and federal protection offer them 1500 rights and responsibilities. @instagram we expect an apology for taking this pic down and flagging it as inappropriate. PLEASE REPOST PLEASE REPOST PLEASE REPOST! #thisisgaypride #instagram #equalrights #nothingmorenothingless #equality"
Instagram officials apologized for removing the photo, however, and have since put the image back online.
"When our team processes reports from other members of the Instagram community, we occasionally make a mistake," an Instagram spokesperson told The Huffington Post Tuesday. "In this case, we wrongly removed content and rectified the error as soon as we were notified. We apologize for any inconvenience."
Just remember Instagram is a subsidiary of Facebook as Facebook, Inc purchased the photo/video sharing site in April 2012.
Poll: Do you think a removal of a loved ones kissing image by Instagram/Facebook is wrong?
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