Watch: 'The Fosters' Features Youngest Gay Kiss In TV History

The Fosters made television history on Monday night with the youngest ever gay kiss on US television.

Two teenagers kissing in a scene of TV drama The Fosters

The kiss happened on Monday’s episode of ‘The Fosters’ between two 13-year-old characters, Jude and Connor – affectionately known as ‘Jonnor’ – following two years of friendship.

The Fosters tells the story of an interracial lesbian couple and their array of biological, adoptive and foster children.

As such a progressive show, it was only a matter of time before Jonnor sealed their innocent flirting with a sweet kiss. Although some online commentators have baulked at such young characters engaging in a same-sex embrace, The Fosters’ creators haven’t allowed it to deter them.

Same-sex kisses between teens have happened on shows like Glee, Teen Wolf, and another ABCFamily favourite Pretty Little Liars.

Bradley Bredeweg told TheWrap: “‘Could you imagine if this show was on when we were 13, 14, 15 years old?’ It’s that desire […] to be represented and to have the audience feel like they can see themselves in at least one of the characters.”

Peter Paige, of Queer as Folk fame and co-creator of The Fosters, aptly responded on Twitter to those who were irritated by the kiss.

But many were happy about it, it seems…

Watch the scene that made TV history below:

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