Acknowledging that 42 out of 53 Commonwealth nations criminalize homosexuality to some extent, out Doctor Who actor John Barrowman made a point to publicly kiss a man during the event's opening ceremonies on Monday in Glasgow.
Barrowman, who's Scottish, laid one on Dunbar, a comedian, as millions watched (and the Queen was in attendance!). Britain's deputy prime minister was also there and voiced support for LGBTs: "We’ve come a long way in this country towards achieving the genuine equality that LGBT people have always wanted and deserved. This includes last year’s landmark equal marriage reform. Yet there’s still a huge amount to be done across the world."
The Games, established in 1930, include sporting categories like rowing, diving, table tennis, and weightlifting. Competing nations include LGBT-friendly Australia, Canada, and South Africa, as well as virulently homophobic countries like Jamaica and Pakistan. Read more here.