Netherlands: Vandalism shows LGBT emancipation still has way to go

The fact that clothing brand Suitsupply's new ad posters showing two men being affectionate are being vandalized across the Netherlands, shows that LGBT emancipation still has a long way to go, according to LGTB organizations COC and Pride Amsterdam. 

The Suitsupply posters were placed on billboards and at bus shelters in around 5 thousand places across the Netherlands. Dozens of them were smashed, spray painted or covered in tape. Suitsupply also lost thousands of followers when this campaign - with the motto 'find your perfect fit' - was launched on social media, and the company is receiving hundreds of hateful emails. 

This destruction shows that "the acceptance [of LGBT people] leaves something to be desired", Tanje Ineke, chairman of COC Nederland said to

Pride Amsterdam agrees. "We sometimes get the question why it is still necessary to organize a Pride parade. Here's the answer..." the organization said on Facebook, with photos of the destroyed posters. Read more via NL Times