Stagecoach Turner Prize Sponsorship Pulled Over LGBTQ Row

May 3rd, 2019

After a public outcry, the Turner prize and its 2019 sponsor, Stagecoach, have parted ways.  The deal had come under fire over Stagecoach head Sir Brian Souter’s campaigns against gay marriage.  “Turner Contemporary and Tate’s highest priority is to show and celebrate artists and their work,” a statement reads. “The Turner prize celebrates the creative freedoms of the visual arts community and our wider society. By mutual agreement, we will not proceed with Stagecoach South East’s sponsorship of this year’s prize.”

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