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Comic Icon Archie Will Die Taking a Bullet for a Gay Politician Small-town everyman becomes a media martyr

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…

July 15, 2014, 9:39 AM EDT

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: June 27-July 3 Monty Python, Shark Week and lots of pride

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…

July 3, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT

The Best-Loved Brands in the LGBT Community Is supporting gay rights good for business?

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. YouGov BrandIndex found…

June 24, 2014, 10:46 PM EDT

OkCupid Blocks Firefox, Saying Mozilla CEO Opposes Gay Marriage Browser defends its LGBT support

Newly appointed Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich has his share of detractors, but few are more high-profile than massive dating site OkCupid. The site, which gets 10 million unique visitors a month, is…

March 31, 2014, 6:58 PM EDT

Disney Is Latest Brand to Cut Funding to Boy Scouts Over Anti-Gay Policy Joins 6 other major former sponsors

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…

March 3, 2014, 10:56 AM EST

Diversity PSA Misses the Mark by Saying Two-Man Luge Is 'a Little Gay' Juvenile humor simply plays up stereotypes

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…

February 5, 2014, 12:17 PM EST

Jason Collins Could Be Nike's New Star NBA player's historic coming-out could have big sponsorship implications

Athletes, celebrities, media & more show support for @jasoncollins34 announcement via Twitter: nba.com/wizards/twitte… — Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) April 29, 2013 Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don't suffocate who u r because of the ignorance…

April 29, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

Drag Queens Protest Chick-fil-A in Song Targeting chain's donations to anti-gay groups

Activists are finding more creative ways to protest corporate and government policies, with many of them turning to the do-it-yourself mass-media outlet that is YouTube. But in order to stand…

March 22, 2012, 7:35 AM EDT

Bush daughter shoots spot for gay marriage

In the grand tradition of Republican relatives breaking with their family members on social topics, Barbara Bush, the daughter of George W. Bush, has filmed the spot below supporting gay…

February 1, 2011, 12:03 PM EST

U.S. McDonald's exec bemused by gay spot

McDonald's operations chief Don Thompson recently spoke at length to the Chicago Tribune about the state of the company. At one point, the issue of the gay McDonald's ad…

June 16, 2010, 9:38 AM EDT

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