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February 18th, 2008
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I am amused and pleased at Stonewall's billboard campaign, which consists of a Giant Red Poster saying "SOME PEOPLE ARE GAY. GET OVER IT". I can see one from my train as it pulls into Euston.

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From:wildeabandon
Date:February 18th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
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*grin* It's great, isn't it. I'd like it even more if they used queer instead of gay, but it's definitely one of the best campaigns I've seen in a long time.
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From:ceb
Date:February 18th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
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Oh, fantastic! *goes to give them money*
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From:ashfae
Date:February 18th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
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That is so damn fabulous.
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From:the_marquis
Date:February 18th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
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Those are good aren't they, we have one at the car park at the corner shop (a big Waitrose) in Wvh.
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From:cartesiandaemon
Date:February 19th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
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Now there's a slogan. *loves*

Although I'm sure there ought to be a "leg" in that sentence *somewhere* but can't quite decide where.
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From:jane_somebody
Date:February 19th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
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"Get with it"? "Get behind it"? ;-)

*naughty with you*
From:emarkienna
Date:February 19th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
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I like it. Good to see it is being used in schools. A shame they can't stick a copy in places like the Daily Mail too.
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From:oedipamaas49
Date:February 19th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
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well, we could buy an ad, but that would involve giving money to the Mail.
[although since LJ now seems to be financed largely by adverts on curing gayness and preventing abortions, maybe we should join the funding-the-enemy bandwagon]
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From:naath
Date:February 19th, 2008 11:02 am (UTC)
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Yay, that's really cool.
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From:robert_jones
Date:February 19th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
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I'm obviously out of touch with the Zeitgeist (or LJgeist), but isn't that just banal? I can't see anything either amusing or pleasing about it.
From:ex_robhu
Date:February 19th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
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That's kinda what I thought.
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From:atreic
Date:February 21st, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
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I think it's also very pleasing that London can be covered in Big Red Billboards. I mean, I'm sure some people are complaining to the advertising standards agency already, but just the fact that they got as far as putting up giant signs with the word "Gay" on that suggest this is a normal thing is really heartening. It's like for a long time, the countries position was "well, it's not illegal anymore, but it's a bit icky and we don't want you to talk about it too loudly in case you upset people" and now there are billboards.
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From:robert_jones
Date:February 24th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
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Maybe that's the difference. I for my part don't find it in the least surprising that London can be covered in big red billboards, and I don't imagine that anyone is complaining to the ASA at all. I rather think that particular battle has already been won.
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