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Topic: LGBT

As #Scotus Trends, LGBT Group Innovates on Twitter and Enlists Snapchat Stars

Effort likely foreshadows 2016 presidential marketing

The Human Rights Campaign today became the first political brand to use Twitter's "Buy Now" button, which debuted in September. And the group—which advocates for LGBT rights—teamed up with two…

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

For many destinations, inclusive marketing is now a top priority

It's been about three weeks since Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act ignited a media firestorm around the country. The measure, decried by many as permitting gay discrimination on religious grounds,…

Evolve Media Acquires AfterEllen.com

Says brands want to target LGBT audience

Evolve Media today purchased the LGBT women's lifestyle site AfterEllen.com from Viacom for an undisclosed sum.  "It adds scale, unique affinity, and a unique additional interest and focus on the LGBT community…

Drag Queens Ditch Facebook for Ello

Emerging social net allows aliases

Social network Ello is seeing an increase in signups after a Facebook backlash sent drag queens there, looking for a place that lets them use alternate identities. Launched in July,…

DirecTV Kicked Off the NFL Season With an Ad Featuring a Gay Couple

Perfect (and coincidental) timing as Michael Sam joined the Cowboys

A same-sex couple locked in an embrace (or is it a tackle?) smash through their home in slow-motion in a surprisingly inclusive spot for DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket. These guys have a…

Ad of the Day: Burger King Makes the Most Fabulous Whopper Ever for LGBT Pride

Sandwich has limited reach but a big heart

This year's Gay Pride festivities in San Francisco were surely as fabulous as ever, and Burger King jumped at the chance to make its own statement about equality with the…

How Banana Republic Moved From Skinny Models to Gay Guys

Couple keeps the brand beautiful—and authentic

This 1992 ad marked the beginning of Banana Republic advertising’s black-and-white period, which would continue nearly to the end of the decade. While the hunky (and sometimes shirtless) male models tiptoed up to…

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…

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…

Coca-Cola Drops Gay Wedding From Irish Version of Heartwarming New Ad

Brand cites country's lack of same-sex marriage

Coca-Cola took a bold step when it included a gay marriage in the anthem spot for its new global campaign, but now gay-rights advocates say the brand is already backing…

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