In Sydney, Australia, trading cards issued by a local AIDS
council depicting naked men performing homosexual acts have
been ruled pornographic and banned. Politicians had
complained that the 24,000 cards--each of which contains a
safe sex message--could be obtained by schoolchildren.
Queensland AIDS Council spokesman Geoff Woolcock said the
cards were to be distributed only in homosexual nightclubs.
"The adult gay male population has very little to do with the
school-going population in this state and we don't believe
there would have been any exchange of cards to be concerned
about whatsoever," he added. Another series of 230,000 gay
safe-sex trading cards, with explicit language but no
pictures, will be issued in Victoria. Those cards will be
distributed in sealed packages that carry warnings.