Gay Rights

Ad of the Day: Remarkable, Surreal Ad Casts LGBT Struggles as an Obstacle Course

The war for equality advances in fits and starts. And for those who aren't in the line of fire, it's easy to assume the work is done with a few high-profile protests and major court rulings. But that isn't really true. Many of the battles that have yet to be won are insidious and hard to see. 

After Indiana Debacle, States Are Showing Off Their LGBT-Friendliness

It's been about three weeks since Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act ignited a media firestorm around the country.

Here’s How Gay Marriage Will Destroy Your World, Warns Satirical Short Film About ‘Armagayddon’

What will happen when gay marriage is legal? Will the resulting Armagayddon destroy civilization as we know it? Luckily, an Irish gay rights advocacy group is here to help you visualize the consequences.Ireland is set to consider a referendum on marriage equality in spring 2015. To get people fired up for the vote, LGBT Noise is holding a march in Dublin, and it has partnered with Like Minded Productions to create this humorous short that laughs at our collective fear of the unknown.Social change can be hard, particularly in a conservative nation, but what this spot is trying to suggest is that there really won’t be any change—unless opponents ruin their own lives with self-enforced isolation and a creepy prison box for their children. With more than 200,000 views since being posted two weeks ago, it’s sparking interest for the cause around the world. After all, sometimes the only thing you can do in the face of uninformed fear is laugh.

Comic Icon Archie Will Die Taking a Bullet for a Gay Politician

Archie Andrews, the iconic American comic book character introduced 73 years ago, will die this month when he takes a bullet meant for an openly gay U.S. Senator who supports stricter gun control.

Adweek’s Top 5 Commercials of the Week

The World Cup is still bringing excitement to soccer fans around the globe, but the U.S. is out of the running, and so it might be time ... for something completely different.

The Best-Loved Brands in the LGBT Community

Many major brands have been vocal on both sides of the gay rights issue. It’s not advertising—and for that reason, it may be the best kind of marketing.

OkCupid Blocks Firefox, Saying Mozilla CEO Opposes Gay Marriage

Newly appointed Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich has his share of detractors, but few are more high-profile than massive dating site OkCupid.

Disney Is Latest Brand to Cut Funding to Boy Scouts Over Anti-Gay Policy

The Walt Disney Company is planning to cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders, The Washington Post reported.

Diversity PSA Misses the Mark by Saying Two-Man Luge Is ‘a Little Gay’

Prepping for a two-man luge race looks like two dudes humping, says a new PSA from a Canadian equal rights group protesting Russia's anti-gay laws ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Jason Collins Could Be Nike’s New Star

Athletes, celebrities, media & more show support for @jasoncollins34 announcement via Twitter: nba.com/wizards/twitte…