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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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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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Random Eye Candy: Kraft Foods Zesty Guy

From Kraft foods come more in their campaign with model Anderson Davis, known as their Zesty Guy for the ads in which he hawks their salad dressing. My favorite is Ranch (below.) I’d definitely eat more salad if he came … Continue reading

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