Joseph Gordon-Levitt has described a kiss between himself and Topher Grace on That '70s Show as a “proud moment.”

In an interview to promote his upcoming feature film Don Jon, Gordon-Levitt was asked about the 1998 kiss, widely believed to be the first gay kiss on North American primetime television.

“Yeah, proud moment!” Gordon-Levit told Michigan weekly PrideSource. “I was actually just talking about this with a good friend of mine who's gay. We were saying there really has been a change. I mean, that was more than 10 years ago that we shot that episode, and a lot has changed. I do think that television and movies have played a big part in it. It's certainly not solely responsible, but that has been a part of it becoming a more normal and accepted part of our culture – that some people are gay and that's just how it is, especially for people who are not used to that or close-minded toward that. There's been a pretty big change, and we're certainly not all the way open-minded – I mean, there was a civil rights movement in the '60s and there's still plenty of racism in the world – but we've come a long way.”

“I certainly am proud to have made that small contribution of whatever kind to that progress,” he added.