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."