Some people are gay. Get over it!

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Stonewall UK are continuing to fight the battle against homophobic bullying in England and Wales in October (2013) with almost 2,000 buses carrying the slogan ‘Some People Are Gay. Get Over It!’ The campaign will promote the charity’s on-going work to secure equal marriage in Scotland and to tackle homophobic bullying in England and Wales. The campaign is called ‘Some people are gay. Get over it!’

The campaign is timed with the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill that is currently going through the Scottish Parliament. Plus, the campaign is taking place to correspond with just after the start of the current school year in the UK.

To make sure the campaign reaches right across the country, Stonewall is asking supporters to tweet pictures of buses carrying the ads using the hashtag #stonewallbus, or to post them on its Facebook page. The charity promises a range of ‘Some People Are Gay. Get Over It!’ merchandise to whoever sends in the best picture each week until the campaign ends at the end of October 2013.

Stonewall Deputy Chief Executive Laura Doughty said: “The vitriolic campaign waged against equal marriage in the past months has shown that it is essential for us to run a moderate and straightforward bus campaign in support of the Equal Marriage Bill in Scotland.

“In England and Wales our focus is on tackling homophobic bullying in schools. More than half of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people still experience homophobic bullying and nearly all hear homophobic language there.”

The slogan ‘Some People Are Gay. Get Over It!’ 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.

Any photos on red buses sent in to Pink Families throughout October with the campaign’s logo ‘Some People Are Gay. Get Over It!’ will also be posted on the Pink Families Facebook page.

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