Out actor John Barrowman says he's
proud of a kiss between himself and a male dancer at the opening
ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.
The married actor (Torchwood)
said he was proud of the message the kiss sent to the Commonwealth
countries which still prohibit gay relations, currently 42 out of 53.
“Oh, I felt great about it, because
it was a scripted thing that was in there,” he told reporters at
the National Lottery Awards. “We'd been rehearsing it and I'm glad
that it raised everybody's awareness.”
“I think it's like 80% of the
Commonwealth countries where gay marriage and being gay is illegal,”
“We did it to show that Scotland is
proud of the gay community, of gay marriage, of equality for
everybody,” not to create controversy, he
A law allowing gay and lesbian couples
to marry in Scotland will come into force by the end of 2014.