Gay Olympic pins were released two years ago in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. They were applauded as they were released, called a “breakthrough”, yet are not selling at all. The pins feature the Official Olympics symbol combined with a rainbow heart. Critics claim that retail stores are not displaying the items due to homophobia, while retailers claim they’re not displayed to to low demand.
“Recent allegations that retailers are refusing to sell LOCOG’s (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) Olympic Gay pin have …Insidethegames.biz”
Basically, the argument is who has the homophobia. Either the retailers, so they’re not selling them, or the consumers, and they’re not buying them. One would think that in 2012 this argument would be moot.