An advert for an issue of the British gay lifestyle magazine, Gay Times – recently renamed GT – has been banned by the London Underground because it was deemed to be too explicit.

The London Underground (LU) agreed to run the advert as long as the image was replaced by one that it found more acceptable.

The advert in question features a clothed man being hugged from behind by another man in his underwear, who, LU said, was in an “unnecessary­ state of undress.”

Ironically, the GT issue marks the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK. Joseph Galliano, Editor of GT, said that the image was “a very tame, very tender image” compared to other adverts which the LU has previously run.

“It’s forty years since homosexuality was decriminalised and society seems to pretty much have come to terms with it – can someone please tell the London Underground,” he wrote on the GT website.

The revised ad campaign kicked off in tube stations on Tuesday.

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