Gay Marine In Homecoming Picture: Photo Breaks Stereotypes, Should Inspire Everyone To ‘Be Yourself’

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February 29, 2012

Sgt. Brandon Morgan, whose emotional homecoming kiss with boyfriend Dalan Wells went viral earlier this week, hopes that the image will inspire LGBT youth to “not be afraid to be yourself” and break the “stereotypes” surrounding gay people. “It gives me a very good feeling,” Morgan said during an appearance on MSNBC with Thomas Roberts this afternoon. “I believe a lot of people before the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell were afraid that gay and lesbian Marines would be the stereotypes that people ahd thought them to be, but knowing that this one picture shows that those stereotypes are broken gives me hope that this world is changing.” Watch the segment: