Olympic Torch Relay Pauses For A Historic Gay Kiss In Rio

Credit: Pedro Veríssimo

As the Olympic torch made its way through the famous and gay-friendly neighborhood of Ipanema, two male torchbearers shared a beautiful kiss in what appears to be the first same-sex kiss during an Olympic torch relay.

The photograph was captured by Pedro Veríssimo, a local journalist and photographer.

In another big Olympic first, Laerte Coutinho became the first openly transgender person to carry the Olympic torch.

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h/t: Huffpost Brazil