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Things We Saw Today: The First Lesbian Navy Homecoming Kiss

Things We Saw Today

Is this a sight for sore eyes or what? What you’re looking at is a lesbian couple sharing the traditional homecoming kiss for the first time in Navy history. Hit the jump for more on this story plus a video interview with the couple and the rest of what we saw today! 

Through a raffle held onboard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta won the right to be the first off the ship when Oak Hill docked in Virginia Beach after several months at sea,” writes The Daily What. “23-year-old Gaeta was greeted by her girlfriend of two years, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell, 22, and the two locked lips while the crowd gathered around them cheered.” And here’s the video…


  • Speaking of ships, how’d you like to hear the sound of the Enterprise’s engine from Star Trek: The Next Generation idling for 24 hours? Well thanks to this youtube video, you can. (I had no idea uploads could BE that long) I think I’ve got something new to fall asleep to.
  • Michael Inglis, the guy who made a LEGO Zelda movie is now making a push to make actual Zelda Lego toys and you can help. (via Gamma Squad)

Cory McBurnett wishes everyone a Merry Hothmas!

  • For the baby you just know is going to be super smart, Brainy Bibs. It’s science!
  • Thanks to Valyrian Steel you can own the swords (and hammer) from George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones! (via Nerd Approved)

AMC asked fans to choose their favorite zombie from season 2 of The Walking Dead and this hungry fella is who they chose. The bloated well walker took second place.

This is a pillow from Japan. It has speakers inside so you can hook it up to your cell phone and talk while in bed. Perfect for tweens and the naughty adult crowd. (via Topless Robot)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."