Thursday, 9 September 2010

Kiss: Mark Dean Brown & Bjorn Czepan


"Car crash tragedy of gay couple in kiss photo that rocked South Africa"
"Theirs was a kiss that stunned a conservative town. When a moment of passion for two men was published on a newspaper front page it provoked fierce debate in one of South Africa's oldest communities.
"In a single photograph Bjorn Czepan and Mark Dean Brown became unwitting symbols for tolerance and gay rights at the predominantly Afrikaner, rugby-playing Stellenbosch University.
"Just a month later, there is a tragic postscript. Czepan is dead and Brown is critically ill in hospital..."

Here is Vanessa Smeets on how her photograph of Mark and Bjorn's kiss went viral.

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