Brazilian actor Bruno Gagliasso says that he kissed fellow actor Joao Vicente de Castro on live television to protest homophobia.

Gagliasso and De Castro locked lips during the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2015 at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.

“It was a kiss of hope, of love,” Gagliasso, 33, told Quem (Who). “[It was] to show that we are working against intolerance, small-mindedness and hypocrisy.”

He shared a photo of the kiss on Instagram. In the caption, he wrote, “To card-carrying male chauvinists, hypocrites and bigots. … Our affection and our love for men with H,” a reference to masculine men.

Gagliasso is married to Giovanna Ewbank. De Castro is a co-founder of the Brazilian video production company Porta dos Fundos (Back Door).