Stonewall, the UK based gay rights lobby group and charity is getting a lot of attention. First, passengers at the Rotherham Interchange were held up for twenty minutes while a driver argued with another, refusing to drive the bus because of an ad on the side reading “Some People Are Gay. Get Over It!”
The Daily Mail reports a spokesman for bus operator First Group says the incident has been resolved, but did not give any details. The spokesman stated: “We are aware of an incident involving one of our drivers refusing to drive a bus at Rotherham Interchange. We have spoken to the driver in question and the matter has now been resolved. We would like to apologise to any customers that were affected during this isolated incident.”
On a similar note, in preparation for Anti-Bullying Week 2012 (Nov. 19-23) Stonewall has released a video with Sir Ian McKellen.
It sounds like a certain homophobic bus driver needs to watch this video. While we don’t know what he was saying while arguing with the other bus driver, and he might not have been putting anyone down at that moment, but maybe watching the video he’ll realise gay people are people too. Additionally you might not agree with someone, that doesn’t excuse you from doing your job. Or maybe that’s asking too much.