Throughout April 1,000 London buses are carrying adverts from Stonewall to promote equal marriage, in the largest advertising campaign of its kind. The iconic ‘Some People Are Gay. Get Over It!’ adverts link to Stonewall’s equal marriage campaign website (www.stonewall.org.uk/marriage), which includes details of the charity’s response to the government’s consultation on the issue and explains how people can submit their own responses.
To make sure the campaign isn’t confined to the streets of London, Stonewall is asking supporters to tweet pictures of buses carrying the advert using the hashtag #equalmarriage, or to post them on its recently relaunched Facebook page. The charity has promised a range of ‘Some People Are Gay. Get Over It!’ merchandise to whoever sends in the best picture each week until the campaign ends in early May.
Stonewall Chief Executive Ben Summerskill said: ‘In recent months Britain has been subjected to vitriolic political campaigning from people who want to impose their 19th-century values on 21st-century society. Our very moderate and straightforward campaign – which will be seen by hundreds of thousands of Londoners, and many more people online – will help those who have been offended by anti-equality prejudice to tell the government why equal marriage is important to them.’
London buses will carry Stonewall’s campaign throughout April. Stonewall’s famous ‘Some People Are Gay. Get Over It!’ posters were first used in a national billboard campaign in 2008, and the slogan has since been used on t-shirts, mugs and other goods, which are available from www.stonewall.org.uk/merchandise.
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