Rakshita (Raks) Patel (rakspatel) wrote in mycroft_brolly,
Rakshita (Raks) Patel

Some people are gay. Get over it!

And with this image from Stonewall I am concluding my campaigning for today!

Photo credit: http://www.stonewall.org.uk/media/current_releases/3512.asp

Cut and pasted from the Stonewall Website:

Some people are gay. Get over it!

The uncompromising statement and powerful design were developed in collaboration with 150 secondary school pupils and teachers for Stonewall.

The slogan was originally launched in November 2007 by Dr Who and Torchwood star John Barrowman as part of Stonewall's Education for All campaign to tackle homophobic bullying in schools.

After the launch, 600 billboard panels, kindly donated by Titan Outdoor Advertising Ltd, depicted this legend in giant, tabloid-style capital letters, on a bright red background at sights in England, Scotland and Wales. In September 2009 the simple, striking poster campaign appeared on 20 major railway stations advertising screens and on 3,500 interior bus panels in November 2009 for Anti-Bullying week.

The zero-tolerance message of Stonewall's anti-bullying campaign has been endorsed by politicians and celebrities alike. These include former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Stonewall co-founder Sir Ian McKellen, Alan Carr, Rhona Cameron, Sarah Waters and Dannii Minogue.

The iconic posters, stickers and postcards were originally distributed to all 5,000 secondary schools across England and were so well-received by pupils and teachers that the message has had a much wider reach and gone beyond the school gates.

Ben Summerskill, Stonewall's Chief Executive, says:
"Homophobia is almost endemic in our schools and blights the lives of people throughout society. It makes sense that this zero-tolerance message should be extended to the wider public. Across urban and rural Britain, this plain-speaking slogan will remind people that discrimination against gay men and lesbians is no longer acceptable."
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