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Honey-Maid-response

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 → ]
Honey Maid

‘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 → ]
Honey Maid

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

Thanks Coke for the Super Bowl commercial… but, ‘Is It the Real Thing?’

Monday, February 3, 2014
You have been deservedly under fire for your sponsorship of the Sochi Olympics. Now you have shown great courage in the United States on behalf of diversity. There are those who are cynical that you may be playing both sides and looking for the maximum in financial gain. To use your own branding catch phrase, they are asking, and I am asking, about your support for freedom and diversity: Is it the real thing? Will you blindly fund a regime that would deem your current public outreach as a crime or will you still stand for diversity in a country whose population is not yet open to hearing it? [ Read more → ]
Coke-ad

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 → ]
family-holiday

In such a diverse nation, there is no such thing as a ‘traditional’ family

Friday, November 29, 2013
It’s the holidays again — a time to come together and express gratitude and love for the positive things in our lives and the people in them. But as much as the holidays may symbolize a great American tradition, this country is home to a diverse set of traditions and increasingly diverse families. In such a diverse nation, there is no such thing as a “traditional” family. What connects all American families together is not having the same family traditions or the same types of families, but a shared belief in the American tradition of freedom... [ Read more → ]
Ellen DeGeneres

Is Ellen DeGeneres part of motion picture academy’s push for diversity?

Sunday, August 4, 2013
LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences isn't as much of an old-boys' club as it used to be. The group named two women to prominent positions this week, including Friday's announcement that Ellen DeGeneres will host the 2014 Oscar show. [ Read more → ]
Diverse-Court

Diverse U.S. Supreme Court justices, families mirror country

Thursday, March 14, 2013
The varied family portraits of the U.S. Supreme Court justices are somewhat at odds with the arguments of gay marriage opponents who stress the unique ability of heterosexual couples to have babies as a reason to uphold bans on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
family-book

Illinois school district bans GLSEN material over children’s diversity book

Friday, June 1, 2012
ERIE, Ill. -- An Illinois school district has banned all student materials provided or endorsed by GLSEN, the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network, including learning materials and various programs aimed at preventing bullying. [ Read more → ]
starbucks

NOM launches boycott after Starbucks rejects anti-gay marriage sentiment

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
SEATTLE -- The National Organization for Marriage on Wednesday announced it has launched a boycott of Starbucks after the coffee giant's chief executive flatly rejected a complaint by the NOM that it reconsider its support of marriage equality for gays and lesbians. [ Read more → ]
zanna-dont

Principal says reaction to gay-themed play shows importance of teaching acceptance

Saturday, October 22, 2011
HARTFORD, Conn. -- School officials at Hartford High School are catching some flack, but standing by their decision to allow production of a gay-themed play, and even made attendance mandatory for some of its students. [ Read more → ]
kobe-bryant

Kobe Bryant headlines Lakers’ diversity PSA one week after ‘faggot’ outburst

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers have created a new public service announcement video promoting diversity. The video comes just one week after Bryant lashed out at a referee during a nationally televised game, calling him a “fucking faggot." [ Read more → ]
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