German gay football kiss ad goes viral

Gay German anti-violence activists Maneo 2006, soccer themed, campaign poster goes viral in the midst of Euro 2012

German gay football kiss ad goes viral
12 June 2012

With Euro 2012 underway, an anti-homophobia campaign poster by German activists Maneo has suddenly gone viral on the blogosphere gaining 1,700 likes on Facebook and 500 shares.

The UEFA European Football Championships in Poland and Ukraine has already been dogged by concerns over homophobia and racism.

The poster which was initially made for the 2006 World Cup in Germany and shows two soccer players kissing asks the question: ‘Would you beat up your favourite player for this?’

Founded in 1990, Maneo considers itself to be the most experienced and best know gay anti-violence campaign in Germany. They document incidents of violence against gay and bisexual men and provide counselling and long term support to victims of violence.

Gay Star News has reported on the homophobic tensions in Ukraine in the run up to Euro 2012 including the attack on Svyatoslav Sheremet, head of the Gay Forum of Ukraine, and the campaigns being run by gay activists.



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