I'm seriously getting tired of people making a big deal out of this kissing scene from the Left Behind DLC. Speaking as a gay teen girl, this was a beautiful, heartfelt moment not just in-game, but a moment of representation for those like me and others in the LGBTQA+ community. People who are still in denial that this was anything less than romantic or simply the by-product of a post-apocalyptic world need to grow up. It's been confirmed by Neil Druckmann, his co-workers and the animator of the scene himself that Ellie and Riley were in love with each other and that the kiss was romantic, and it doesn't get much more canon than that. Go ahead and argue if you'd like, but it doesn't change what's fact. A wonderful character like ellie being gay shouldn't change your opinion of her - unless you're a homophobic asshole, of course. End of story.