‘Still Revolting’ —Clear Channel Supports Diversity and Inclusion
Clear Channel's Public Art Series Revolts Against Prejudice and Inequality
Clear Channel’s Public Art Series ‘Revolts’
Against Prejudice and Inequality
Clear Channel Outdoor public artworks series ‘Still Revolting’
Partners with artist Martin Firrell
October 13th was the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Gay Liberation Front. In recognition of the anniversary for the LGBTQ+ community, Clear Channel, partnered with internationally renowned French artist, Martin Firrell, providing free digital billboard space nationally. The series is based on an original placard carried by human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, a former prominent member of the GLF, which expressed LGBT+ rebellion against “straight supremacism”.
The ‘Still Revolting’ artwork series plays on the epithet homophobes often uttered: “Homosexuals are revolting!” This reflected the attitude that homosexuality was regarded as disgusting. It was reclaimed by LGBT+ activists in the GLF to signify that they were revolting against prejudice and inequality – and they still are in 2020.
Martin Firrell said, “When you acknowledge the history of any minority group publicly, you affirm its value.”
Clear Channel’s Head of Europe, Justin Cochrane stated, “We are proud to support this intelligent re-imagining of the original work as part of our ongoing commitment to support the LGBTQ+ community. By using Out of Home as a public art gallery, we hope these artworks will serve as a catalyst to keep diversity and inclusion high on the national agenda.”
Credit to Graphic Display World and CCO website and social media