Gay Pride

Travel + Leisure’s Openly Gay Editor Proudly Defends Ad That Some Attacked as ‘Unnatural’

The American Family Association calls it "unnatural and offensive," but a Hilton ad featuring a gay couple in Travel + Leisure is a point of tremendous pride for the magazine's editor.

Skittles Sheds Its Rainbow to Celebrate London Pride

Much of Skittles advertising is built around the candy's rainbow profile. But to honor the LGBT pride celebrations in London this past weekend, the brand stripped off its colors.  "So this is kind of awkward, but we're just gonna go ahead and address the rainbow-colored elephant in the room," reads an uncharacteristically monochromatic open letter from the marketer, addressed to revelers, published in print on Friday. "You have the rainbow … we have the rainbow … and usually that's just hunky-dory.  "But this Pride, only one rainbow deserves to be the centre of attention—yours. And we're not going to be the ones to steal your rainbow thunder, no siree."  See the letter here. Click to enlarge:

Quiz: Do You Know the Brands Behind These Breakthrough LGBT Ads?

It's the Pride Parade this weekend in New York, San Francisco and other cities across the country. As Pride Month marches toward a float- and flag-filled finish, we look back at some of the most groundbreaking advertising featuring same-sex couples. Do you remember which companies made these spots?

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.

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.

Oreo Surprises 26 Million Facebook Fans With Gay Pride Post

Oreo is widely known to be one of the most successful brands on Facebook, but tonight the brand proved it could be one of the boldest, too. Around 8 p.m.

Love! Valor! Consumerism! New York Tourism’s in Love With Same-Sex Marriage

Latch on to the news of the day and—voila!—an ad campaign appears. W Hotels, nimble in its marketing and liberal in its thinking, just launched a "Right to Unite" package that's perfectly timed for the summer tourist season and New York's newly passed same-sex marriage bill.

Gay Ikea ad bothers Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi

An Ikea ad with two men holding hands next to the headline “We are open to all families” hasn’t caused much of a stir in Italy—except, it appears, in the […]

Mexico introduces the world’s first gay beer

A small Mexican brewery called Minerva has brewed several new beers targeted specifically at gay drinkers. Purple Hand Beer and Salamandra, supposedly the world's first "queer beers," are already available […]

Hurry up and order your gay Christmas tree!

L.A. is the proud home of this "Christmas just got gayer" billboard, advertising Treetopia's "gay" rainbow-colored Christmas trees. The trees are kind of cool, but they lose a little something […]