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Late last month, as the Commercial Closet Association — a non-profit organization promoting the positive use of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender references in mainstream media — celebrated its fourth annual Images in Advertising Awards, the ad industry was under fire for ads that were at best misunderstood and at worst homophobic.

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