August 24, 2009
‘Some people are gay’ adverts back at schools
Stonewall’s anti-homophobia campaign ‘Some people are gay. Get over it!’ will return to schools in September 2009 to coincide with the start of the new school year.
500 display panels and 20 major railway station advertising screens will feature the poster across England, Scotland and Wales.
The campaign was first launched in 2008 and featured on posters, stickers and postcards distributed to 5,000 secondary schools.
The ‘Some people are gay. Get over it!’ message is part of Stonewall’s Education For All campaign to tackle homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools. Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Mayor of London Boris Johnson have pledged their support for the campaign, as have celebrities Sir Ian McKellen, Alan Carr, Rhona Cameron, Sarah Waters and Dannii Minogue.
“A taster campaign of the billboards saw some defaced with homophobic graffiti – reminding us that prejudice is still very much alive in Britain today,” said Stonewall Chief Executive Ben Summerskill.
“This campaign is timed with the start of a new school term to encourage the idea that it’s everyone’s responsibility to tackle homophobic bullying – both within the school gates, and in the wider world.”
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