Gay Kiss-In Greets Pope in Brazil

Pope Francis was greeted with a hero’s welcome in Brazil Monday from Catholic youth, thousands of which are gathered in the country for a five-day celebration of World Youth Day, a major Catholic event. But on Monday night, the Argentinian-born pope got a very different reception from young LGBT Brazilians, who staged a beijaco, or kiss-in, along the papal motorcade route. Video from the protest shows demonstrators passionately kissing their partners, some of them topless, while others waved rainbow flags. Behind them, a solemn row of people stood praying.

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