In the social media, John Barrowman (47), noted Scottish-American gay actor who was born in Glasgow, has been praised and supported for promoting gay rights with his kiss to a male dancer during the 20th Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow on July 24.
Social media comments and tweets on Barrowman included phrases likes 'amazing kiss', 'kiss that deserves a gold', 'message of love and life', 'snub to homophobic Commonwealth'. Barrowman too tweeted after the show before he flew back to Canada: 'Thank you Scotland, I am so proud'. And, today, he has tweeted thanking his social media supporters by writing: 'I am so happy right now'.
The opening ceremony was held on July 24 at Celtic Park in Glasgow in front of the Queen, featured more than 1,300 volunteers, watched by one billion viewers across the world. It is worth noting that gay relations are still a crime in 42 countries or around 80 percent of the Commonwealth.
Barrowman (Born: Glasgow, 1967) is a multifaceted Scottish-American performer who holds both British and American citizenship who had immigrated to the United States with his family in 1975. To recognize his contribution to performing arts and charity, Barrowman was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours.