The new Glasgow kiss


A kiss between entertainer John Barrowman and another man during the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games received backing on social media.

In what was seen as a clear message to the 42 countries of the Commonwealth where it is still a crime to be gay, Glasgow-born Barrowman reached out to kiss the man before holding his hand during a sequence to celebrate Gretna Green, the village on the Scottish/English border that is celebrated as a destination for eloping couples.