Remember the iconic image of a long-deployed Marine locking lips with his boyfriend in Hawaii? Well, now there’s a similar photo out of Bremerton, Washington.
Seattlepi.com photo intern Joe Dyer captured a striking image while photographing the return of the John C. Stennis aircraft carrier in Bremerton Friday morning. Homecomings are typically an emotional event for service members and their loved ones, and Joe captured this photo of Jonathan Jewell (rank e5) greeting boyfriend Sean Sutton with a kiss.
Here’s another view of the kiss.
The photo comes about five months after the repeal of the military’s “don’t ask don’t tell” policy, which prohibited gay servicemen from openly acknowledging their sexuality. You might remember a similar photo from Virginia Beach last year, showing two female naval officers sharing a kiss.