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Gay Not Over Gay Posters

The UK’s Stonewall Foundation recently unveiled some new posters reading “Some people are gay. Get over it”. The John Barrowman-endorsed campaign strives to combat anti-gay violence with good old fashioned straight talk. Not all gay folk appreciate the attention, however. Says one British homo: “It’s too confrontational and won’t do gay people any favors… The type of people who are not gay friendly are not suddenly going to look at the posters and think ‘I won’t go out gay bashing, I’ll sit in and listen to Kylie.’” Because that’s the ultimate test of queer acceptance. [Gazette Live]

On:           Feb 19, 2008
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    • leomoore

      Too confrontational?! Bollocks! Do these timid souls think the type of people who are not gay friendly will stop bashing if the posters are taken down? Kylie, indeed. Bullies are not inclined to deep thought, but they are inclined to notice when someone doesn’t cower. Some of the bullies lose bravado when they worry someone might hit back.

      Feb 19, 2008 at 1:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alexa

      What he’s also ignoring is that this is a campaign aimed at bullying in schools. In the article he says why not talk about women or the elderly getting attacked, but last time I checked there wasn’t that much bullying of pensioners in school.

      Feb 19, 2008 at 1:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • darklight

      I think it’s responsible to quash any form of bullying so I applaud both John and Stonewall for doing this.

      Feb 19, 2008 at 1:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Raphael

      I want this all over Los Angeles!

      Feb 19, 2008 at 7:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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