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Exhibition Featuring Photos of Gay Couples Will Reopen in France After Multiple Acts of Vandalism [UPDATED]

Le Monde confirms that an outdoor photography exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of French LGBT association L’Autre Cercle will be reinstalled in Toulouse.

Since opening on November 30, the show, “Les Couples de la République” (“Couples of the Republic,”) had been vandalized three times. It features forty photographs of gay couples by Olivier Ciappa installed on the gate of a city park. Stophomoophobie.com captured the vandalism in a recent post.

Addressing the situation on Sunday evening Toulouse’s mayor, Jean-Luc Moudenc, tweeted, “Attacking a photographic work to defend one’s personal opinion is highly condemnable.”

UPDATE, December 10, 10:23 AM: Now, according to Le Figaro, a day after it was announced that the exhibition would reopen, all the photographs were discovered to have been stolen from their Toulouse site. “I'm disgusted,” Ciappa tweeted.

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