Facebook photo of US Marine Brandon Morgan and boyfriend touches hearts in post DADT world
In less than 48 hours, more than 18,000 people found and clicked ‘Like’ on a photo of US Marine Brandon Morgan arriving home from a tour of duty and leaping into the arms of his strapping boyfriend, Dalan Wells.
The photo is featured on a Facebook page titled Gay Marines and is quickly becoming a symbol of the post-Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell era in the US military.
‘To everyone who has responded in a positive way, my partner and I want to say thank you,’ Morgan wrote on the page Sunday. ‘We didn’t do this to get famous, or something like that. We did this [because] after 3 deployments and four years knowing each other, we finally told each other how we felt.’
Read the rest of my story over at Gay Star News including some of the beautiful – and not so beautiful – Facebook comments the photo has gotten.