WATCH: Hockey Crowd Cheers as This Couple Kiss on Camera
A gay couple didn’t hesitate to lock lips at a hockey game in Los Angeles this week when the arena trained its “kiss-cam” on them, reported Outsports. L.A. Kings fans Brad Parr and Andy Evans tell the website this was something they had secretly hoped for.
"It was a particularly sweet night since the Kings were playing and beat my hometown Toronto," Parr told Outsports. "My parents and siblings live in L.A. but the rest of my family think I am a terrible traitor for being a Kings fan; I've lived in L.A. for 17 years."
In an encouraging sign of acceptance, the couple’s no-holds-barred smooch received a rousing round of applause from the Staples Center crowd of more than 18-thousand fans Thursday night. And from the sound recorded on a cellphone and uploaded to YouTube, these guys got more cheers than most of the other straight couples featured.
Parr and Evans are serious about sports. They race triathlons together and are currently raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training at the 2016 Lavaman Triathlon, reported Outsports. Click here for more information about their team and to donate to their cause.
Although it’s still rare for a “kiss cam” to focus on a same-sex couple, the Los Angeles Dodgers featured one last year and the San Francisco Giants may have been the first to do so, way back in 2011. The New York Mets apologized for showing opposing teams in its “kiss cam” videos after a fan called out the team for homophobia.
Watch the video from Outsports via YouTube, below.