Aisha Gani “Dolce & Gabbana protesters demand boycott outside London shop” http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2015/mar/19/dolce-gabbana-london-protests-boycott-shop
Scores of protesters have gathered outside Dolce & Gabbana’s flagship London shop in response to the fashion designers’ remarks against same-sex couples bringing up children.
The campaigners, holding placards with slogans such as “homosexuality is not a crime”, bounced up and down shouting “D&G – shame on you!” and “family life is not a crime”. They blew whistles and vuvuzelas and called for an international boycott of the luxury fashion store.
Peter Tatchell, the LGBT and human rights campaigner and co-organiser of Thursday’s protest, said: “We hope this protest will inspire D&G stores around the world. It will send a signal to homophobes everywhere [that] disrespect to gay parents and children will result in protest.”
Tatchell added: “Their comments are not only an attack on same-sex parents but on all parents who’ve had children with the aid of fertility treatment, including thousands of heterosexual couples.”
There have been widespread calls on social media for a boycott of the brand after Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who are themselves gay, said: “We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one.”
Tatchell had earlier said: “Dolce & Gabbana are echoing ill-informed, outdated and homophobic prejudices about gay parents.
“It’s intolerable for these designers to make millions out of the gay community and then turn around and insult our families. They’ve stabbed us in the back.”