An HIV Prevention ad campaign showing a gay couple has been removed from bus shelters in the Australian state of Queensland because the Australian Christian Lobby was not happy about it.
The Herald Sun has the story:
HIV campaigners are outraged a safe sex promotion featuring a fully clothed, hugging gay couple has been pulled from Queensland bus shelters.
The Queensland Association for Healthy Communities launched its “Rip and Roll” advertisements a week ago and today learned they were being scrapped after about 30 complaints.
The adverts feature a black and white image of a gay couple embracing, holding an unopened red condom packet.
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UPDATE: The ads has been reinstated after media backlash.
The Herlad Sun has the report:
Advertising company Adshel has bowed to an online backlash against its decision to pull down billboards promoting safe sex after it was accused of homophobia.
More than 25,000 people joined a “Rip and Roll” Facebook support group after their safe sex advertisement targeting gay men was pulled down from Brisbane bus stops.