One game's "Kiss Cam" took an unexpected turn, and the audience erupted in applause and cheers

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Last weekend, husbands Steven and Rick Simone-Friedland attended a Dodgers baseball game in Los Angeles. The couple had no idea they'd be asked to advertise a smooch on the stadium's "kiss cam" but that's exactly what they did.

They admitted to being nervous at first -- anticipating an off color response from the crowd. Sure it's 2015, but they were aware of the potential public humiliation. After being asked by the camera crew if they were up to the plate, they had about a half inning to think it over and agreed they'd go for it.

Little did they know that their kiss would go historically viral. But when it came their turn to kiss on the cam, they got a resounding round of applause from the crowd. A video caught the kiss and now has over 1.5 million views on YouTube.

The stadium was really supportive, welcoming, and accepting. The subsequent reaction from the video which has now gone viral on YouTube has also seen the same support.

In September 27, 2011 the LA Dodgers teamed up with 'The Trevor Project' and released an "It Gets Better" video for LGBT youth.

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