When we kicked off our AfterEllen.com March Madness: Ultimate Lesbian Kissing Championship, we thought it would be a fun supplement to the NCAA basketball tournament. We had no idea that we’d rake in over half a million votes and such lively debate. My favorite part of the competition was pouring over our readers’ comments about why they were voting for a specific kiss.
Some people voted for the kiss they’d been waiting years to see between their favorite TV couple. Some people voted for the kiss that made them realize they were gay. Some people voted for the kiss that made them still feel hot and bothered after all this time. Some people voted for the kiss that turned them into a bona fide shipper. It was just a lot of fun watching people reminisce. Also fun: The YouTube research.
We started out with 64 kisses.
But only one couple can be The Ultimate Lesbian Kissing Champion. And that couple is …