Staff Media Lead
The January edition of German version of GQ magazine
has hit newstands, and the web, yesterday with a headline story that makes a bold statement against homophobia.
The magazine has launched the campaign #Mundpropaganda which means “word-of-mouth propaganda” in German, the campaign “aims to set an example for citizens to fight intolerance and disenfranchisement of members of the lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.”
“The intolerance that still confronts homosexuals is appalling. With #Mundpropaganda, we want to send a clear message against intolerance and for a free society, as well as calling on people to share that thought,” German GQ Editor-in-Chief José Redondo-Vega said in a statement to The Huffington Post
"Straight men kissing –- that courage is totally admirable, especially for people who are in the public spotlight. The people who turned us down when we were looking for supporters for the initiative are proof that even in Germany, we still have a long way to go."
The January edition has an exclusive photo shoot with 13 straight German stars who have joined together and locked lips for the campaign.
Check out images from the shoot, as well as a behind-the-scenes video below: