First same-sex naval kiss – level 3
Reunited after 8.5 months apart, this is the moment Master Seaman Francis Legare shares a first kiss with his partner Corey. But there’s more emotion than those months apart behind this kiss because they are the first same-sex couple to share the traditional naval moment of the first kiss.
Whenever a vessel returns to port, one crewmember is selected to disembark first, and kiss their significant other. This time it was Master Seaman Francis Legare, who’d been aboard Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Winnipeg for 255 days. He was picked to meet his partner in front of a cheering crowd in Victoria, British Colombia.
Afterwards, he said it was great to be supported by the navy and that it sends a strong message, while his crewmates said it sets the tone for the way the navy is and what they embrace.
Difficult words: reunited (together again), naval (relating to the navy – part of the army which is at sea), vessel (a ship), disembark (to leave), crew (the people who operate a ship), mate (a colleague), embrace (to hug and to stand for).
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