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Straight French Olympic Swimmers Pose As Cute Gay Couple In Anti-Homophobia Ad


French Olympic swimmers Florent Manaudou and Frédérick Bousquet stripped off their speedos and hit the showers for an anti-homophobia campaign shot by Olivier Ciappa.

Manaudou and Bousquet are part of the photographer’s “imaginary couples” series, of which Ciappa says, “You’re with the person you love. Not a man, not a woman. Then, at the session, I disappear, for they are one with each other.”

France has had a few problems, shall we say, with the level of anti-gay violence, especially with the passage of marriage equality earlier this year, thus reminding the world that the otherwise seemingly progressive nation is still staunchly Catholic.

Bousquet is actually partnered with Manaudou’s sister, Laure, and they have a daughter together so she shouldn’t mind too much — it’s a family affair.

Meanwhile, let’s all take a moment to remember the time Flo and Fréd were in this underwear ad for HOM:

h/t: Outsports

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Jun 12, 2013
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    • BlogZilla

      Straight and French? Somehow those two don’t go together. France is a bi and gay guy’s dream

      Jun 13, 2013 at 12:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stephen Mole

      This is SO old I can’t believe it, 2013 I think. Not really news.

      Sep 19, 2015 at 3:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kevin J Desmond

      And this is news because why ?

      Sep 19, 2015 at 9:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Morgan S. Trouillet

      Chris Barker ;)

      Sep 20, 2015 at 5:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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