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Canadian Sailor Just Had a Historic Kiss With His Boyfriend

He won it in a charity raffle.

There’s a tradition in the Canadian Navy where sailors buy raffle tickets to see who gets the ceremonial first kiss with his partner upon returning from active duty. When Master Seaman Francis Legare won a recent raffle, he made history. Upon disembarking from the HMCS Winnipeg after 255 days at sea, he was greeted by his boyfriend, Corey Vautour, and they shared a beautiful kiss. Their smooch was the first time in Canadian naval history that the ceremonial embrace was shared by two men.


“I just bought a ticket because all the money goes to charity, I wasn’t thinking I was going to win,” Legare told Global News. Similar history was made back in 2011, when the U.S. Navy’s first same-sex kiss happened between Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta and her partner, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell.


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