D&G STILL UNDER FIRE: The organizers of Thursday’s protest outside of Dolce & Gabbana’s Old Bond Street store in London are rallying more troops to try to pressure Macy’s and Debenhams into dropping the brand. As of Friday afternoon, nearly 17,000 people had signed an online petition to that effect, in response to Domenico Dolce’s and Stefano Gabbana’s recent controversial comments about in vitro fertilization that prompted Elton to call for a boycott of the brand.

Edwin Sesange, director of the LGBT Out and Proud Diamond Group, and Peter Tatchell, director of his own human rights advocacy foundation, penned the Care2 petition. At this point, no further protests are planned, according to a spokesman for the group.

Macy’s and Debenhams had not responded to requests for comment Friday afternoon.

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