15th February 2015
Ad campaign urges gay people in China to come out 13
12:50 PM — A series of adverts urging people to be more accepting of gay people has launched in China. The ad series, titled ‘Love is not a Choice’, launched on social media in the country – and is aimed at breaking China’s strong cultural taboo surrounding homosexuality. The ads feature gay couples in their homes, and read: […]
1st February 2015
Watch: Gay-inclusive advert to air during Super Bowl 4
5:45 PM — A gay-inclusive jewellery advert is set to air during the Super Bowl.
10th January 2015
Watch: Obamacare ad targets insurance at same-sex couples 5
5:12 PM — An advert for Obamacare provisions is targeting same-sex couples who are now eligible for partner benefits.
28th December 2014
Taco Bell praises fake advert featuring gay couple 2
1:04 PM — Fast food chain Taco Bell has praised the creators of a hoax advertisement featuring a gay couple.
8th December 2014
US: Tampa prepares same-sex weddings ads ahead of legal deadline 3
2:41 PM — Tampa Bay is ready to promote itself as a gay wedding venue - before same-sex marriage is even legal in Florida.
15th November 2014
Neil Patrick Harris and husband star in first joint ad campaign 7
4:02 PM — Newlyweds Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka will star in one of the first major ad campaigns featuring a married same-sex couple.
9th November 2014
Watch: TV ad pushing gay rights for Christians in Southern states 8
12:36 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has launched a TV ad expressly targeting Christians in Southern states.
15th October 2014
US: Las Vegas launches same-sex wedding ad campaign 2
6:52 PM — Las Vegas has launched an ad campaign promoting itself as a venue for same-sex weddings, less than a week after equal marriage became law in Nevada.
26th September 2014
Watch: US-wide equal marriage ad launched ahead of Supreme Court meeting 4
2:27 PM — A new TV advert pushing for marriage equality in all 50 states is set to air across the US this week.
Kazakhstan: Court fines ad company over gay kiss poster 1
12:06 PM — An advertising agency in Kazakhstan has been hit with a fine over a poster of two 19th Century cultural figures kissing.
30th August 2014
Video: Same-sex couples react to anti-gay marriage ads 5
2:47 PM — A new video has been released of gay men reacting to homophobic 'pro-marriage' adverts.
9th August 2014
Gay Games adverts attempt to reclaim the phrase ‘that’s so gay’ 5
10:26 AM — The 2014 Gay Games kick off today in Cleveland, Ohio. And the ads for the event are pretty gay.
13th June 2014
US: Rhode Island gay mayoral candidate ‘proposes’ to husband in campaign ad 1
6:52 PM — A gay mayoral candidate in Providence, Rhode Island, has debuted a campaign ad recreating his proposal to his husband.
28th May 2014
France: Town orders advertisers to remove image almost featuring lesbian kiss 17
7:05 PM — Advertisers in the French town of Le Pecq have been told to remove an image which appears to feature two women almost kissing.
25th May 2014
US: CDC launches ad campaign recommending HIV-preventative drugs 7
3:17 PM — The US Centre for Disease Control has launched a series of new adverts, promoting the availability of controversial new HIV-preventative drugs.
22nd May 2014
Watch: Cornetto ad shows unlikely pairing in lesbian love story 3
5:52 PM — Ice cream brand Cornetto explores an unlikely pairing between a lines umpire and a tennis star in a sweet advert.
14th May 2014
US: Republican attack ad claims opponent ‘promotes teenage homosexuality’ 8
4:13 PM — A Republican candidate's attack ad claims that his opponent is "promoting teenage homosexuality" by supporting a Youth Pride event.
9th April 2014
Watch: Mormon couple defies church to back same-sex marriage in ad campaign 13
7:43 PM — A Mormon couple has featured in a political advertising campaign in favour of same-sex marriage, against the teachings of their church.
4th April 2014
This company takes a lot of anti-gay comments and turns them into ‘love’ 6
6:47 PM — When US-based food company Honey Maid launched its ‘This is Wholesome’ ad last month which was inclusive of all families, it did not expect to see a strong negative backlash. What the company did do with the negative comments, including those from organisations such as One Million Moms, however, is turn them into love. Hiring […]
30th December 2013
Why does the Irish version of this Coca-Cola advert omit a gay couple? 24
12:02 PM — Soft drinks giant Coca Cola has in an inexplicable move, omitted a same-sex marriage scene from an Irish version of an advert being show across Europe.