Arsenal signing Giroud is French gay icon
The Montpellier striker was recently voted the country's sexiest footballer and got his kit off for gay mag Tetu.
He features on the front cover of the Paris-based monthly, proudly declaring: "I have no taboos."
Montpellier owner Louis Nicollin has repeatedly made headlines with a string of anti-gay comments.
But Giroud told Tetu: "I would be delighted if my gesture can help change the mentality of some people involved in football.
"I don't see any difference between a gay person and a straight one. Tetu is a magazine just like any other."