Hollywood has yet to give LGBT people their happy ending after Lightyear same-sex kiss debacle
Daily Record says If you are old enough, you were possibly one of the nine million people who tuned in to watch British TV’s first pre-watershed lesbian kiss in Brookside.
That one kiss between the soap’s Beth Jordache and Margaret Clemence seems so tame now but it was a historic moment, both celebrated and condemned.
The kiss was later screened to a TV audience of billions when a clip of it was included in the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Satisfyingly, it was screened live to 76 countries where same-sex relationships were still illegal and where loving your own gender can mean imprisonment, assault and torture.
A decade on from the Olympic moment and Pixar’s animation Lightyear has been banned in 14 countries over a fleeting same-sex kiss scene between two female characters.
Before we judge these “backward” nations, it is worth noting the kiss was actually cut from the film by US Disney-owned Pixar until the staff created such a furore that the scene had to be re-inserted.
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