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'.
18th April 2012
Video: New teaser for equal marriage ad 19
12:23 PM — A teaser video for viral advertisement to promote the Coalition for Equal Marriage and the cause of marriage equality in England and Wales has been released.