Wednesday was a big day for news: first a vaccine for Alzheimer’s (here), then this.
During the 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — a source of fond memories, perhaps, from your magical-holiday childhood — the national audience was treated to a big wet kiss. Of the same-sex variety.
And it made history.
— Matthew D's homemade 🎃 pie (@mattmusic14) November 22, 2018
There’s a first time for everything.
The liplock happened during a performance from the Broadway music The Prom.
You can take a ganders here:
— Kevin Galliford (@KallMeKG) November 22, 2018
As reported by Entertainment Weekly:
“The cast of Broadway’s The Prom musical gave the LGBTQ community something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day.”
Does two gay people kissing during the parade really give some other gay person somewhere else a reason to be thankful? Or is that wholly goofy?
For all the Left’s talk about community as related to black people and gay people, there really is no “community” of people with similar turn-ons or skin color. We’re all just epidermis’d, aroused dust in the wind.
Because, you know, community.
“Actors, including leads Caitlin Kinnunen and Isabelle McCalla, burst out of the theater and into the streets for Macy’s big holiday parade Thursday. Closing out their performance of the big number, Kinnunen and McCalla shared a kiss on live television, which appears to be the first same-sex kiss in the parade’s history.”
Cast member Josh Lamon was super psyched:
So proud. So thankful. pic.twitter.com/DGTYNsJhxB
— Josh Lamon (@JoshLamon) November 22, 2018
The production was thankful, too — to Macy’s and NBC for supporting the cause.
“How,” you might ask? Cause o’ this:
“The Prom tells the story of high schooler Emma (Kinnunen) in small-town Indiana who wants to take her girlfriend Alyssa (McCalla) to the prom, but the small-minded PTA decides to cancel the dance altogether. When theater stars get wind of this, they head on down Emma’s way for support — though, they may have other reasons for whipping up some positive PR.”
That sounds kind of like a gay Footloose.
If you’re not as excited as Entertainment Weekly, you know what you are; EW knows, too — you’re suffering. From a phobia:
“Sure, the same-sex kiss sparked homophobic remarks on social media, but it brought joy to many others.”
But Macy’s ain’t!
“’At Macy’s, we are guided by our corporate values of Acceptance, Respect, Integrity and Giving Back,’ a rep for Macy’s told EW. ‘We hope that viewers found the 92nd Annual Parade entertaining with its traditional mix of signature balloons, fantastic floats and performances from the nation’s best marching bands and musical acts. We look forward to next year.’”
That kiss during the performance of The Prom in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade might have made me a little emotional 😭🌈❤️#loveislove
— Ben Grimes ★ (@softreeds) November 22, 2018
I’m most thankful for the #MacysParade performance from The Prom. It just warms my heart thinking of all the homophobic family members are out there pissing themselves over it. This is a win for all the queer kids who can’t come out to their families this Thanksgiving 💕
— ☼ lizz☽ (@lizzsoileau) November 22, 2018
It’s a changing world.
For the entire performance, see the video below. And definitely check out the other videos.
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