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Sport Illustrated's Super Bowl Issue Features San Francisco Gay Bar, Man-On-Man Kiss

01/29/2013 04:15 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

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Sports Illustrated surprised some readers by featuring a photo Hi Tops, a popular gay sports bar in San Francisco's Castro District, in its annual Super Bowl preview issue this week.

NBC Bay Area reports the photo, which features an impassioned man-on-man smooch, was taken at the exact moment the San Francisco 49ers secured a spot in the Super Bowl. The image appears on page 48 of the new issue.

“A lot of people that come in don’t even know it’s a gay sports bar; that's the best part," bartender Logan Chavarria told the news channel. "And then we find out we have a common bond."

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