Two gay kisses seen in the opening acts of the 2012 Summer Olympics taking place in London are making headlines.

A lesbian kiss was included in the opening ceremony which celebrated British history.

In the Danny Boyle-produced opening a kiss between the characters played by Anna Friel and Nicola Stephenson in the British soap opera Brookside was included along with other famous kisses from such movies as Four Weddings and a Funeral and Lady and the Tramp. (The video is included in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

And, according to Gay Star News, Chris Basiurski, a member of the Gay Football Supporters Network (GFSN), planted a kiss on his boyfriend James before he carried the Olympic torch through London. He told the crowd that he and James would marry next year. The outlet reported that the smooch was greeted with cheers from the crowd.

“I'm honored to have carried the torch through London and it was amazing to see and hear all the support from both my family and GFSN members along the route,” Basiurski said.

(Related: Greg Louganis: Easier for individual Olympians to come out gay.)