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.
20th March 2012
FAQ: Political advertising on PinkNews.co.uk 15
5:01 PM — In response to recent emails seeking clarification on this issue, here are some of the most frequently asked questions to PinkNews.co.uk about political advertising within our website and iPhone application. We don't back any party in an election just like we can't promise that a new deodorant advertised is going to make you more to the cute guy or girl you have your eye on.
1st March 2012
Video: Footballer’s Spanish ad ‘showed black men as animalistic homosexuals’ 38
9:50 AM — A Spanish insurance company has pulled an advert after accusations it was racist in its depiction of black people as 'stupid, backward, animalistic homosexuals'.
21st February 2012
Channel 4 and BSkyB will not pull ‘spot the trans lady’ Paddy Power advert 53
5:38 PM — Broadcasters Channel 4 and BSkyB are planning to continue airing Paddy Power's 'spot the trans lady' advert in the face of fierce criticism.
20th February 2012
Comment: Paddy Power thinks it’s fun to play ‘spot the trans lady’ – want to bet? 57
5:40 PM — Irish bookmakers Paddy Power's latest advert asks viewers to “spot the transgendered [sic] ladies” at the Cheltenham Festival. Paris Lees says the problem with “spot the trans lady” is that, for one person in the game, it’s really not that fun.
26th January 2012
Video: Youtube pulls ‘non family safe’ gay music ad 33
12:14 PM — A record label in the US has expressed surprise at Youtube's decision to pull an advert showing two shirtless men embracing after the video-hosting site said it violated their adult image policy.
16th January 2012
US cross-dressing sitcom cancelled after two espiodes 5
3:47 PM — US television network ABC has axed its new sitcom 'Work It', about a pair of cross-dressing men looking for work, after only two episodes, but its entertainment president said it could be compared with Tootsie.
6th January 2012
Actor slams “dragphobic” complaints to tampon advert 90
12:35 PM — The drag queen who featured in a recently-pulled "transphobic" tampon advert has hit back at critics. Sandee Crack, a stage name, said the transgender people who had complained were clearly "dragphobic", pointing out that he "never considered" himself trans, "and never will do".
3rd January 2012
New Zealand company pulls “transphobic” advert 43
11:36 AM — Libra, a company which manufactures feminine hygiene products in Australasia, has pulled an advert which provoked outrage among the trans community.
20th December 2011
“Ex-gay” group promoted in Caribbean as US arm faces “financial oblivion” 34
2:46 PM — A full-page advert denouncing homosexuality and promoting Exodus International, a group which advocates "ex-gay" therapies, has appeared in a Jamaican newspaper amid reports the organisation is facing bankruptcy in the US.
15th December 2011
US school defends “outing” gay student to his parents to keep him “safe” 35
3:27 PM — A school in Utah has defended its decision to tell the parents of a student that he was gay saying it was concerned about bullying.
5th September 2011
Video: K-Y Jelly makes first lesbian ad 20
10:17 AM — K-Y Jelly has made its first advert featuring a lesbian couple. The ad, which will air today in the US, shows couple Alex and Emma talking about their relationship.
21st March 2011
IKEA unveils gay ad in Italy 31
12:00 PM — Swedish furniture giant IKEA has unveiled an ad featuring a gay couple in Italy. The ad - which is not the first gay-friendly campaign the company has run - shows two men holding hands under the slogan: "We are open to all families."
2nd February 2011
Video: Saturday Night Live attacked for ‘transphobic’ skit 13
10:51 AM — US television show Saturday Night Live has been attacked for including a skit which mocked transgender women. The piece, a mock advertisement for hormone pills, was "destructive and dehumanising", the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said.
27th October 2010
Sir Derek Jacobi to star in Sony’s most expensive TV ad campaign 9
12:01 AM — Gay actor Sir Derek Jacobi is to star in one of the largest ever advertising campaigns that Sony have run in the UK. The advertisement will be first screened this coming weekend during the advertising breaks on ITV's The X Factor.
15th December 2009
Elton John: ‘Gordon Brown doesn’t understand AIDS problem’ 16
10:27 AM — Gay singer Elton John has said he cannot guarantee the Labour Party his vote. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph's Mandrake column at his AIDS Foundation Winter Ball, the star said he did not feel Brown had grasped the "extent" of the rise in HIV infections.