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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

London Underground and Gay Weddings

Queer Eye Tube SignSame sex marriages and the Tube

As almost every paper in the UK seems to be jumping on the gay wedding bandwagon (same sex marriage is now legal in the UK), here's my little tribute to show that the London Underground are also aware of the issues surrounding the rights of gay people to be married, or rather, the rights of manufacturers and retailers to cash in on a newly released opening to the "Pink Pound".

Firstly, the very lovely Mark Ovenden - he of Metro Maps of the World, sent me a sign he had seen on his travels (see image on the left). I asked him whether it was to promote the popular TV programme Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and he believed it was.

Secondly, even though Monday's Metro was trumpeting about Brighton's gay wedding show, it appears to have forgotten that London had one in November, and I took a picture of the ad promoting it at Waterloo Station.

Gay Wedding and Lifestyle Show Tube Ad


The Metro article concluded by saying "The City of Brighton and Hove has one of the country's largest gay communities and is known for its tolerance". At the risk of sounding like Dafydd from Little Britain and being "Gayer than thou", I'd place bets on London having the largest gay community in the UK. My main site goingunderground.net also featured in one of London's largest gay magazines - Boyz (and sponsor of London's Gay Wedding and Lifestyle Show) - back in August 2003. Thanks boys, that was much appreciated.

Goingunderground in Boyz magazine


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