GQ Germany launched #Mundropropaganda – Gentlemen against Homophobia, echoing the stand taken by the magazine to fight against intolerance and discrimination of Homosexuality.
The Editors asked 13 celebrities, largely unknown outside Germany, to kiss one another in a photoshoot. Names like Singer Herbert Grönemeyet, actor August Diehl, bands Fettes Brot and Revolverheld, Rappers Moses Pelham and Thomas D also got involved, as did Olympic beach volleyball champion Julius Brink, all featured in the shoot.
The result is stunningly tender photographs to showcase the stand against the growing homophobia which currently a hot topic in Russia.
“The intolerance that homosexuals are still fighting against is shocking,” said Editor-in-Chief José Redondo-Vega. “With #Mundpropaganda we wanted to give a clear sign in favour of a free society.”
He added that male heterosexuals kissing each other showed “admirable courage”. The fact that some people who GQ approached to take part in the series said no, shows that Germany still has a way to go, he said.
With British actor Orlando Bloom on the cover, the Gentlemen against Homophobia campaign will be published in the January edition available across the country from December 12th.
The time can not be more perfect as the U.N has recently called out 76 countries in the world in the “Free and Equal” campaign video dedicated to embattling the discrimination and bigotry.
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