Gay kiss sparks Washington Post controversy

Some subscribers boycott The Washington Post for publishing a front-page photograph of two gay men kissing.
Taken by The Washingto Post, this photograph displays the day same-sex couples could apply for D.C. marriage licenses. (courtesy of

After publishing a front page photo of two gay men kissing, The Washington Post lost a number of subscribers.

This photograph took place outside the D.C. Superior Court, right after a ruling granted same-sex couples marriage rights in Washington D.C.

“A few of the readers have engaged in rants, often with anti-gay slurs,” wrote Alexander Andrew in The Washington Post. “One called me to complain about ‘promoting a faggot lifestyle.’ Another complained about the photo in an e-mail to the two Post reporters who wrote Thursday’s story about the licenses: ‘That kind of stuff makes normal people want to throw up. People have kids who are being exposed to this crap. I will be glad when your rag goes out of business. Real men marry women.’”

The National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association applauds The Washington Post for their bravery, though, reports Advocate.

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