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Vice, Madonna, and Katy Perry Push #GayPropaganda PSA: VIDEO


From Vice Magazine and Madonna, comes this PSA as the finale of Katy Perry's month-long curation of their #ArtForFreedom project:

They write:

“The Peace Sign” is the third in a series of PSAs inspired by recent images of violence against the LGBT community in Russia. The movement seeks to use the #GayPropaganda hashtag to unite the voices of LGBT people and allies alike in support of those people facing prejudice and violence in Russia, and around the world. In a mission akin to #ArtForFreedom, (We Are) #GayPropaganda seeks to redefine ‘gay propaganda’ by asking LGBT communities and their allies around the world: What does #GayPropaganda look like to you?’

#GayPropaganda seeks to reclaim, educate, empower, and inspire LGBT people and their allies by connecting art, images, and personal storytelling through the powerful yet simple social tools we use everyday.


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  1. When I read about these fascist laws in Russia I think of Clause 28, introduced by Margaret Thatcher in England. Although it was less draconian in that it was a prohibition on teachers from teaching about homosexuality in schools, none the less, the same putrid bigot-spirit imbued all these laws.

    Of course Thatcher was a crypto fascist too.
    I make this point to emphasise that this spirit of hate of us gays and our sexuality is still is present even in those places which have to disguise it.

    { RICK : calm down dear! Thatcher was a colonial belligerent fascist no matter how you undermine my motives for saying so.]

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 1, 2014 4:00:45 PM

  2. Oh! There goes that Madonna again, using the gays to bring attention to her desperately old, relevance-seeking self. Only she seems to do a whole lot more for gay visibility and oppression than most gay people do. And without any requirement for awards, congratulations or validation. Hmmm. And she's desperate for young cock, and doesn't find it on grinder. Madonna. Queen of All Cocks. Straight or gay.

    Posted by: Alex N | Feb 1, 2014 5:37:07 PM

  3. Of course this is for the white gays.....people like Katy Perry or Goldie Hawn don't think minorities can be gay.....

    Posted by: Ankerich | Feb 1, 2014 6:23:34 PM

  4. Is it any wonder we are hated. Look at the comments..Instead of coming together, we have catty queens making awful comments. I wonder how miserable are they in real life.

    Posted by: Omar | Feb 1, 2014 7:23:58 PM

  5. Alex, you comments are odd, but I think in there somewhere there's some sarcasm and support.

    Ankerich, I don't understand how this in any way is about race. The models in the shoot were posing in the same way the Russian protester and the cop were in the original photograph... Who happened to be white. Are you saying that equal focus should be spent on human right violations in Africa and Jamaica, for example? You might have a point, but Russia is topical both because of the Olypmics and because their anti-gay laws and attitudes are ramping up, whereas most issues we are seeing in Uganda, Jamaica, etc are pretty much status quo. However, maybe I'm giving you too much credit... Maybe you're just a troll doing some race bating on the blog... Wouldn't that be unusual on this site?

    Posted by: Graphicjack | Feb 1, 2014 7:57:20 PM

  6. OMG!! Katy Perry caught flashing boobs to security guard outside LA NightClub!

    Posted by: Jenna K | Feb 2, 2014 3:27:06 AM

  7. Katy and Madonna feed into the sense of self-entitlement of straight guys with their lesbian acts. Why on earth should we support them? They're feeding the enemy.

    Gay blogs shouldn't be promoting their careers.

    Posted by: adam | Feb 2, 2014 4:21:06 AM

  8. Adam/rick.... You are a broken record and it's a song no one's listening to. Please, we've heard your garbage a thousand times. Seriously, seek some help... You just sound like a raving loon.

    Posted by: Graphicjack | Feb 2, 2014 7:48:39 PM

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