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Honey Maid responds to anti-gay critics who called ad campaign ‘disgusting’

Thursday, April 3, 2014
From the makers of Honey Maid graham crackers comes the official response to critics who labeled their “This is Wholesome” ad campaign “disgusting” because it prominently featured same-sex parents among its collection of real American families. [ Read more → ]
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‘One Million Moms’ outraged over ‘sexual perversion’ of Honey Maid campaign

Thursday, March 20, 2014
The 64,000 members of “One Million Moms” are targeting Nabisco over its “This is Wholesome” campaign that prominent features a same-sex couple and their children. [ Read more → ]
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Honey Maid ‘This is Wholesome’ campaign features same-sex parents

Monday, March 10, 2014
The company behind Honey Maid graham crackers on Monday unveiled a diversity-rich advertising campaign prominently featuring same-sex parents among its collection of real American families. [ Read more → ]

Coca-Cola airs first ever Super Bowl ad featuring gay parents

Sunday, February 2, 2014
Coca-Cola on Sunday became the first advertiser to show a gay family in a Super Bowl television commercial. [ Read more → ]
Yossi Weiss, Israel Electric Corporation, HOPDThis image released by the Israel Electric Corporation shows Sheka and Teka and a baby puppet used in its latest public service campaign. Sheka and Teka, or “socket” and “plug,” have starred in the company’s ads for more than a decade.

Pair of male, TV ad puppets electrify Israeli gay rights debate

Saturday, October 12, 2013
JERUSALEM -- The goal was merely to promote clean energy in Israel - but television ads starring a pair of male puppets called "plug" and "socket" have instead unleashed a debate about gay pride. [ Read more → ]

A new twist on an old campaign: Grey Poupon gives a nod to LGBT pride

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
In a nod to LGBT pride, Grey Poupon has released a photo of two men in side-by-side cars holding hands through the window. [ Read more → ]

Advertising comes out of the closet, into mainstream with gay themes

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Welcome to the latest in gay imagery in mainstream advertising, where LGBT people have been waiting for a larger helping of fairness, or at least something other than punchlines and cliches. [ Read more → ]

Amazon releases new Kindle television ad with a gay twist (Video)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Online retailer Amazon has released a new television ad for its Kindle Paperwhite e-readers, this time with a gay twist. [ Read more → ]

Las Vegas markets to trendy gays, square straights in new ad campaign

Sunday, January 20, 2013
A new print advertising campaign from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is marketing to gay and lesbian travelers with a new twist, promoting that in Sin City, "everyone’s welcome, even straight people." The stylish, five-ad series from local ad agency R&R Partners, each... [ Read more → ]
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‘Us & Always’ – Crate & Barrel catalog features romantic night for male couple

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Home furnishings retailer Crate & Barrel is the latest national retailer to prominently feature a same-sex couple in its advertising. Its latest catalog, “January Inspiration 2013″ catalog includes an “Us & Always” page of ideas for spending a romantic night at home, featuring this pasta-loving male couple. [ Read more → ]

One Million Moms drops campaign against JC Penney, Ellen DeGeneres after 3 days

Friday, December 7, 2012
The anti-gay group that bills itself as "One Million Moms" -- who resurrected their fight against JC Penney earlier this week over a new ad featuring Ellen DeGeneres -- has dumped its latest protest after only three days. [ Read more → ]

Madison Square Garden thinks ‘Real Men’ don’t dance in homophobic ad

Thursday, November 1, 2012
It's no secret that there's some homophobia in professional sports, but the tide is turning. With pro athlete heroes like footballers Brendan Ayabendejo and Chris Kluwe, wrestler Hudson Taylor, Hockey player Sean Avery and dozens more speaking out for marriage equality, we can see things are changing. However, for every few steps forward, there has to be a step back... [ Read more → ]

To censor or not: ‘Defending the indefensible’

Monday, October 15, 2012
Last week, the publication of which I serve as executive editor (the Florida Agenda) printed a paid political advertisement that had been provided by the Broward County, Florida chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans. The half page black and white ad depicted the late U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, as his body was carried out of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which he had died moments earlier... [ Read more → ]
'I Love My Boo' campaign.

‘Amplifier’ awards to honor fair, accurate portrayal of LGBT people in advertising

Saturday, September 3, 2011
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) on Friday announced the award recipients for the 2011 GLAAD Amplifier Awards, an annual event honoring those that elevate and promote images in advertising that include fair and accurate representations of the LGBT community. [ Read more → ]

Safe sex ads to return in Australia after backlash by LGBT community

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
One of Australia’s biggest outdoor advertising companies reversed its decision to ban billboards promoting safe homosexual sex, just one day after ordering their removal from Brisbane-area bus shelters. [ Read more → ]

‘Living Social’ commercial: Were transgenders the butt of the joke?

Monday, February 7, 2011
My Facebook page blew up last night after I posted about a Superbowl commercial by “Living Social” which used Transgender people as a punchline. Watch the video and discuss! Did you find it offensive, why or why not? [ Read more → ]

Doritos gay-themed ‘commercials’ are really just Super Bowl contest entries

Monday, January 24, 2011
Two gay-themed commercials are getting a lot of play on the internet today, with several mainstream websites reporting Monday that "Doritos posted two gay-themed commercials that the junk food company plans to run during Super Bowl next month." [ Read more → ]

Is Facebook outing gay folks for advertisers?

Thursday, October 21, 2010
A Microsoft researcher has found a loophole which could secretly reveal a gay Facebook user’s sexuality to advertisers, according to Valleywag. Check this out: Researchers from Microsoft and Germany’s Max Planck Institute wanted to see if Facebook targeted ads based on sexuality, so they created... [ Read more → ]

McDonald’s airing gay-themed ad in France: ‘Come as you are’

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
McDonald’s is running a new ad on French TV that features a gay teen and his father, who is unaware of his son’s orientation. The ad shows a gay teen seated at a McDonald's table, talking to his boyfriend on his cell phone. He hangs up when he sees his father coming. The father, unaware of his son's sexual... [ Read more → ]

CBS rejects gay-themed Super Bowl ads; GLAAD calls for explanation

Friday, January 29, 2010
The gay dating website is crying foul on CBS for rejecting a commercial that it had hoped would run during the Super Bowl on February 7. In a letter to, CBS Standards and Practices said it had reviewed the proposed ad, which would... [ Read more → ]
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