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The Rugby Player Kiss That Crushed Anti-Gay Views

The Rugby Player Kiss That Crushed Anti-Gay Views

The Rugby Player Kiss That Crushed Anti-Gay Views

Simon Dunn has a thing (well, a kiss) to say to Israel Folau.

As Gay Times reported, rugby player Israel Folau caused quite the controversy when he said that gay people would end up in "hell" unless they "repent their sins and turn to God" in a now-deleted Instagram comment.

While Rugby Australia could've punished him because the comments appeared to break their inclusion policy, they opted against it. But you better believe that didn't stop LGBTQ people and allies from speaking out against the homophobic comments.

One in particular? Former bobsledder Simon Dunn, who just shared a photo of himself kissing his partner via Twitter after a gay-inclusive rugby club. He then re-shared the photo, tagging Israel in the caption, encouraging others to RT to raise awareness. "Unfortunately the sporting world is still a place where kissing my partner after our team's victory is still seen as an act of defiance or rebellion," he told Gay Times.

While there's a long way to go--especially in the world of sports--people like Simon who stand up for what's right gives us all hope.

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