This Is A Nice Thing: Historic Navy First Kiss

By Kelly Conaboy / December 22, 2011

Looking back at the year 2011, it’s easy to remember all of the bad stuff that happened, because there is a lot of it. There always is because that’s LIFE! We don’t need to get into it, but some specific things that I’m thinking of (LET’S NOT GET INTO IT!) are all of the nightmares that happened during the GOP debates. It’s hard to keep a generally positive opinion about your fellow Americans when they, for instance, boo a soldier in Iraq because he is gay, or applaud the deaths of hundreds of people, or talk about how they want to reinstate Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, ETC. Also: I’ve gotten, like, A MILLION colds this year! What’s the deal?! But, again, let’s not get into it. There are a million good things that happened this year, too, because that is ALSO life. Like how there were some weeks between when I had those colds. Annnnd, oh here is another one! Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta and her girlfriend Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell got to share the Navy’s first ever same-sex homecoming kiss. The couple, who met in boot camp, had been keeping their relationship a secret before Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was repealed in September. And now look!


But, like –wait. Is EVERYONE in the Navy just completely beautiful? My goodness. Great job, ladies! (Thanks for the tip, Markus.)