In what’s being hailed as an NHL first, a gay couple’s sweet smooch is making the blogosphere rounds after being captured for Kiss Cam posterity.
Brad Parr and Andy Evans told Outsports they’d been hoping to be featured on the Kiss Cam for some time, and their wish finally came true Jan. 7 when they were attending a match between the Los Angeles Kings and the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The couple’s sweet-natured lip-lock drew cheers and applause from the crowd, which is an empowering sign of the times given that Kiss Cams at other sporting events have arguably had less-than-inclusive intentions.
Although Parr is originally from Toronto, he’s called Los Angeles home for the past 17 years and therefore couldn’t have been more thrilled for the Kings’ 2-1 victory over the Maple Leafs. The Kiss Cam surprise, he told Outsports, made it a "particularly sweet night."
In 2015, the Los Angeles Dodgers featured a gay couple on their Kiss Cam. Two men also puckered up for a San Francisco Giants game in 2011, but theirs was broadcast during a special LGBT Night at AT&T Park.
While Parr and Evans’ kiss may have been an NHL first, we certainly hope it’s not the last!
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