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Why it Gets Better: 10 2015 Ads Featuring LGBTs

As mentioned in a previous post, seeing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) folks in advertising used to be considered marketing poison.¬†General public sentiment against LGBT folks kept advertisers from featuring our community¬†in their ads. Those that did market to … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: We Are Everywhere, including Subway Ads

These ads for Marriott Hotels featuring same-sex couples are appearing in various stations on the Washington, D.C. subway system (METRO). The text reads: Meet Carmine and Tosh. Anywhere and everywhere they journey together, they take their love for each other … Continue reading

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Safe Sex Poster Gallery

advocate.com has a brief gallery of safe sex posters though the years. From the article: The public awareness campaigns surrounding HIV/AIDS have been a staple of urban billboards, bus shelters, and LGBT magazines for decades. The messages promoting prevention and … Continue reading

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Insurance Ad Speaks to the Gay ‘Safe To Be Out’ Experience

The Allstate Ad at left (click to enlarge) speaks to a condition that many gay people feel in their everyday lives, the ‘Is it safe to be out here’ question that we are constantly asking. Even in the largest and … Continue reading

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Today In LGBT History: Vintage Gay Bar Advertisements

From gay.net: Granted, the times were scary. Gay bars in Los Angeles still went through periodic shakedowns by the police. There were secret codes, like a song change or the lights flashing, to let you know to find a female … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: Gay-Inlcusive Ads in Public Spaces

The below has begun appearing in and around Washington, D.C.’s METRO subway system. It wasn’t too long ago that ads like this would only appear in gay publications; if they appeared at all. There are many business with which gay … Continue reading

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Scene Yourself: A Gay Father Finds Himself in Inclusive Advertising

We all like to see ourselves. We all like to know that we are not the only ones out there. Seeing those who are like us in person or through another medium has a profound impact on our dignity and … Continue reading

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