30th January 2015
Grindr users complain that ads auto-dial £1 a second scam phone numbers 7
5:31 PM — A number of users have complained that third-party adverts on Grindr were automatically dialling scam premium rate numbers costing as much as £1 a second.
12th January 2015
Tiffany ad features gay couple for the first time ever 5
12:33 PM — Famed jewellery company Tiffany has featured a same-sex couple in its advertising for the first year in its long history.
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.
31st October 2014
Ed Balls presents Paddy Power, GFSN and Stonewall with PinkNews ad Award 2
12:36 PM — Ed Balls has spoken of the urgent need to "normalise" imagery of LGBT people in mainstream advertising, saying inclusive campaigns are "very important" to show that Britain is accepting and diverse.
24th October 2014
Chinese CEO posts ‘the only advert to be banned’ online – two men holding hands 4
11:56 AM — A Chinese e-commerce CEO has posted a banned gay advert on social media, sparking a viral sensation.
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
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.
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.
21st July 2014
US: Tom Ford’s autumn fashion campaign to include trans model 2
5:09 PM — Tom Ford highlights the diversity of female beauty in his women’s fall fashion advertisement campaign.
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.
WNBA launches new campaign to get more LGBT fans
12:08 PM — The US Women’s National Basketball Association is launching a new marketing campaign directly targeting the LGBT community.
23rd April 2014
Advertising boss: It is a shame some advertisers are still ‘petrified’ of depicting diversity 5
3:07 PM — A leader in the advertising industry has spoken out to say that he thinks it is "inappropriate" that advertisers are still reluctant to show diversity in society.
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.
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.