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.
16th August 2013
Dubai: Gym removes ad which suggests women being overweight turns straight men gay 6
6:16 PM — A fitness centre in Dubai has removed an online advert which attracted criticism for apparently suggesting that if women are overweight, they risk turning straight men gay.
12th March 2013
Video: Microsoft releases TV advert featuring lesbian wedding 3
4:56 PM — Microsoft has released a new ad that features a woman marrying her female partner, while a friend offers congratulations on her updated relationship status.
27th February 2013
Complaints over Harvey Nichols ‘lesbian kiss’ ads dismissed by Advertising Standards Authority 5
4:32 PM — An ad campaign by Harvey Nichols which featured women kissing mirror images of themselves has escaped censure by the ASA after it received complaints that "lesbian kisses" should not be on display around children.
8th January 2013
Neil Patrick Harris accused of pushing ‘gay agenda’ and ‘mocking christianity’ in Super Bowl promo 41
1:26 PM — Actor, Neil Patrick Harris, faces accusations of “mocking Christianity” and pushing a “gay agenda” for his appearance in an advert for the Super Bowl.
16th May 2012
Regulator: Paddy Power ad which asked viewers to ‘spot the trans lady’ was offensive 15
11:27 AM — The Advertising Standard Agency has upheld complaints about an advert by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power which asked viewers to 'spot the trans lady'.