Martin Firrell
Cod Wars Turned Me Gay
2022
'Cod Wars' broke out between Iceland and the UK in 1972 - the same year the UK's first Gay Pride march took place.

Cod Wars Turned Me Gay
tells the true-life story of one teenager's realisation of their gay identity, their erotic awakening triggered by scenes on TV of burly trawlermen in conflict over fishing rights.

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

Cod Wars 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
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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