17th October 2013
Core Issues Trust seeks immediate injunction to remove London pro-gay bus adverts 71
12:57 PM — Core Issues Trust has lodged papers at the High Court attempting to force Transport for London to remove hundreds of new pro-gay equality posters on the capital’s buses via an injunction.
1st October 2013
Tory councillor defends gay rights in advertising rejection to Daily Mail 20
6:53 PM — A Conservative councillor has attracted attention in his response to the Daily Mail newspaper as he declined to advertise on its website.
13th September 2013
Toys ‘R’ Us to drop gender stereotypes from advertising 9
1:31 PM — Toy retail company Toys 'R' Us has said it plans to have a more inclusive approach in its marketing to children by dropping stereotypical gender representations from toy advertisements.
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.
14th July 2013
‘Pro-children’ anti-equal marriage billboard travels London ahead of House of Lords vote 57
5:19 PM — A mobile billboard declaring "Fact: Children do best with married birth parents" will travel through London today and tomorrow ahead of the final House of Lords debate on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.
29th June 2013
Facebook removes ads from ‘cute and gay boys’ page after threat of boycott 9
5:10 PM — Social networking site Facebook has announced that it is to totally overhaul its advertising systems, in order to deal with concerns raised by advertisers over potentially offensive content.
28th May 2013
US: Gay-friendly retailer JC Penney in hot water over kettle that looks like Hitler 48
3:47 PM — US retail giant JC Penney has found itself the subject of a viral image, after road users in the US pointed out that a billboard advertising one of its kettles, looks like Hitler.
12th March 2013
Advertisers shun James Franco over gay films 25
11:52 AM — Actor James Franco has revealed that he’s lost advertising deals - including one with a car company - because of his involvement in films featuring gay sex.
22nd February 2013
Video: Amazon releases TV advert featuring same-sex married couple 23
12:40 AM — Online retailer Amazon, has released a new television advert for its Kindle Paperwhite, which features a gay couple and a straight couple getting along on holiday together.
28th January 2013
Brazillian trans model features in Benetton ad campaign 19
12:37 PM — A global advertising campaign by United Colors of Benetton has launched, and features a Brazillian trans woman model.
24th January 2013
Video: ‘Negative’ IKEA advert slammed by Thai trans rights group 16
2:04 PM — A recently unveiled advert for IKEA in Thailand has been heavily criticised for its depiction of a trans woman, which has been described by a trans rights group as a "violation of human rights", and "negative and stereotypical."
9th January 2013
New Zealand dismisses complaints against Pope equal marriage blessing advert 8
2:32 PM — The Advertising Standards Authority in New Zealand has dismissed complaints about a new advert which depicts Pope Benedict XVI blessing a gay couple's wedding, saying it is unlikely to cause widespread offence.
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.
21st December 2012
Ireland: Mobile phone advert deemed transphobic by media watchdog 23
4:02 PM — The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) has upheld complaints against Irish mobile phone company Meteor over a transphobic advert.
17th December 2012
New Zealand: Church billboard calls on Jesus to come out for Christmas 13
1:56 AM — A controversial church billboard in New Zealand has been unveiled, which raises the question of whether or not Jesus might have been gay.
4th December 2012
THT boss: There is not enough money for a high-profile HIV awareness TV campaign 95
1:30 PM — When it comes to raising awareness of HIV/AIDS, Sir Nick Partridge, the chief executive of the Terrence Higgins Trust, says it’s unlikely that a large-scale television campaign will feature again on British screens in today’s tough economic climate.
8th October 2012
Video: Anti-equal marriage advert aired in Maryland 4
3:25 PM — Ahead of next month’s referendum on whether to ban same-sex marriage in the US state of Maryland, opponents have produced a new campaign video that has been shown on television.
3rd July 2012
Gay-only room adverts ‘may be illegal’ 116
6:14 PM — Landlords' adverts which specify that only gay people, or people from a particular racial group or gender, should apply to rent a room in their home may be illegal, a BBC investigation suggests.
13th June 2012
ASA rules Coalition for Marriage ads did not mislead or offend 26
1:04 PM — The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that Coalition for Marriage adverts which said 70 percent of people wanted to keep marriage 'as it is' in a bid to promote its anti-gay marriage petition were not misleading or offensive.
22nd March 2012
Agency apologises for ‘tofu is gay meat’ ad concept 43
10:08 AM — An idea for a German restaurant advert dubbing tofu 'gay meat' has gone viral in the country after it was discovered on a branding competition website.