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.'
You can order 'Some people are gay. Get over it!'
posters, postcards and stickers by clicking here.
Also t-shirts with the simple yet striking slogan can be ordered online here.
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I'm very happy to see these t-shirts in distribution, a friend of mine posted an article about them on his Facebook page. I'm straight, but I am an outspoken supporter of gay rights here in Newfoundland Canada. I even got registered as a marriage commissioner so that I could officiate marriages of all orientations, especially same sex marriages. Many judges here in Canada are upset over the fact that they are being forced to either marry same-sex couples or give up their ability to perform marriages. I plan to wear one of these t-shirts to the next same-sex marriage I perform to send a message to the rest of the province and the country that same sex marriage is legal, and there's nothing wrong with it. Keep up the good work!!!!
Jordan Berson, 23 September 2010