Martin Firrell
Apollo Packet Turned Me Gay
2022
The last Apollo mission landed on the moon in 1972 - the same year the first Gay Pride march took place in the UK.

Apollo Packet Turned Me Gay
tells the true-life story of one teenager's realisation of their gay identity. The unlikely source of their erotic awakening was the bulky white space suits worn by the Apollo crew.

At the same time, the artwork satirises the ludicrous view, prevalent in the early 1970s, that people could 'catch' or 'be turned' LGBT+.

Apollo Packet Turned Me Gay
is one of a series of artworks created by public artist
Martin Firrell
(he/him) to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Gay Pride march in the UK.
Part of
Pride50
Title
Apollo Packet
Medium
Digital billboards, various sizes
Displayed
Nationally, 17 Jan - 6 Feb 2022
Artwork
Jpeg 864px x 432px 72 dpi RGB
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Supported by
Clear Channel, Alight Media, Mass Media
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