Bricks through car windows, a woman spat at and the cries of a man being beaten are part of a new controversial anti-homophobia campaign.

UK-based LGBTI rights organisation Kaleidoscope Trust released an online advertisement on July 3 called “Illegal to be you”.

The video shows people being attacked and vilified for things like having blue eyes, blonde hair or being short.

“Imagine if it were illegal for you to be you?” the advertisement asks.

The video is part of the group’s push to highlight the 78 countries which still criminalise homosexuality, including five countries that still enforce the death sentence.

Torchwood star John Barrowman has openly supported the campaign and was photographed outside Parliament Square, Westminster wearing a “Blue Eyed Freak” T-shirt.

Kaleidoscope is the official charity partner for this weekend’s scaled down World Pride 2012 event which will be held in London.

Does is go too far?


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