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London's Mayor Bans Anti-Gay Bus Ads Work pushed 'reparative therapy' for gay Christians

A Christian advertising campaign promoting gay reparative therapy has been yanked from London buses, but not by my homies in the Advertising Standards Authority. No, London's mayor himself, Boris Johnson,…

April 16, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

Billboard With Men Almost Kissing Offends L.A. Mom She objects to its 'blatant porn-iness'

A billboard featuring two shirtless hunks homing in for a kiss has stirred up some controversy. The ad, for the mobile version of gay social networking site Manhunt, recently debuted…

December 1, 2011, 11:50 AM EST

Australia Gets Up for Touching Marriage Equality Spot First-person narrative has slow reveal

Get Up!, an advocacy group in Australia, has just released this touching commercial by the Motion Picture Company lobbying for marriage equality. Research by The Third Way, a think tank…

November 28, 2011, 10:23 AM EST

Holy Toledo! Ohio Churches in Ad Battle Over God and Gays Back and forth on billboards

OMG, another blasphemous billboard controversy in Ohio! Back in April, the Central United Methodist Church of Toledo put up a message that read, "Being gay is a gift from God."…

September 27, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT

Google Chrome Tops GLAAD List of 2011's Best Gay-Friendly Ads Absolut, Expedia also win

Gay-rights organization GLAAD today announced the winners of its 2011 Amplifier Awards for advertising that is inclusive of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. The winner for outstanding TV…

September 2, 2011, 8:47 AM EDT

Gay TV Grows Jealous of Cell Phone in Swedish Xperia Ad

This Swedish ad for the Sony Ericsson Xperia by agency Storåkers McCann is loaded to the gunwales with innuendo, although some of the television’s jealousy is misplaced — there’s no…

July 8, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT

The 50 Gayest Ads Ever

Why is it still so shocking to see gay people in mainstream ads? At a time when every other demographic is practically shoehorned into marketing for the sake of diversity,…

June 29, 2011, 11:28 PM EDT

San Francisco Giants Join the 'It Gets Better' Campaign

The world champion San Francisco Giants this week became the first professional sports team to fashion a PSA for the "It Gets Better" national anti-homophobia campaign. "There's no place in…

June 2, 2011, 8:55 AM EDT

Moronic Ban on Gay Safe-Sex Ads Reversed in Australia

Australian outdoor media company Adshel says it is reinstating a safe-sex campaign after initially removing the posters—featuring two gay men—from bus shelters in the Australian state of Queensland following complaints.…

June 1, 2011, 9:26 AM EDT

Google Joins Fight Against Gay Bullying in Chrome Ad

Google has come out in support of Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" project in a big way, compiling loads of footage from the anti-gay-bullying campaign for the 90-second Chrome commercial…

May 4, 2011, 10:05 AM EDT