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 AdRespect promotes advertising that respects diversity, gender identity/expression, and sexual orientation for a more accepting society and better business results.

Founded by business journalist Michael Wilke, AdRespect began in 1996 in NYC as a journalist endeavor, and later became a nonprofit educational project, first known as Commercial Closet and now as AdRespect. The AdRespect archive contains nearly 6,000 LGBT-themed ads from around the world going back to 1917. The material represents the best and worst of Madison Avenue's commercial messages, and everything in between.

 

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Monday, October 3, 2022

A&E Networks
Married In America
North America
2002
United States

Nokia
Coffee Shop Date
North America
Europe
Asia
Australia/New Zealand
Middle East
2006
Finland

ICA Gruppen
En Officer Och Gentleman
Europe
2007
Norway , Sweden

Xylish Gum
Lady In A Men's Toilet
North America
2004
Japan

Gullfisken advertising awards
Shopping
Europe
2001
Norway

Equality Project Colorado
One of Us
North America
US Regional
1992
United States

Triarc Cos.
Wedding
North America
2003
United States

Oyatsu Company
Kobo - Paaan!!
Asia
2007
Japan

Pacific Wallcoverings Limited
Lesbian Blonde and Blindfolded Brunette
Australia/New Zealand
2002
New Zealand

ICA Gruppen
Best Buddies
Europe
2007
Norway , Sweden

IAC/InterActiveCorp
Rejected
North America
2007
United States

Walt Disney Co.
Conditioning Coach
North America
2007
United States

Greater Vancouver Convention and Visitors Bureau
Natural Attraction
US National
2012
United States

Titan Industries Limited
The Closet
Asia
2013
India

Kenneth Cole Productions
We All Walk In Different Shoes - Nina Poon & Robert Jason
North America
2008
United States

Commercial Closet Association

Unconditional
Company: Companion Animal Placement
Brand: Companion Animal Placement
Region: North America, US Regional
Country: United States
Agency: Suburban Advertising
Year: 1998
Target: Mainstream
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Advertising is a powerful medium. Although LGBT-inclusive commercials are still relatively rare, they have tremendous power to promote visibility and change hearts and minds. That’s why it is so vital that advertising is inclusive of the LGBT community while avoiding homophobia and transphobia.

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Gay-Themed Ads Are Becoming More Mainstream
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Is Coke gay friendly or not?

Posted by: Mike Wilke
Coca-Cola earned a perfect 100 from the Human Rights Campaign in the US and just debuted a commercial in the UK featuring a gay wedding. But it cut the wedding scene for the commercial in Ireland and has chosen to sponsor the winter Olympics in Russia, which is coming under heavy fire for its new anti-gay law and indifference to homophobic violence.



James Franco Dropped By Advertising Campaigns Over His Gay Themed Films

Posted by: Adam Stazer
http://www.back2stonewall.com/2013/03/james-franco-dropped-advertising-campaigns-gay-themed-films.html

In a red carpet interview last week at SXSW, James Franco suggested that he has been dropped from three advertising campaigns due to his involvement in two gay-oriented films he put out at Sundance, and not due to his image as the companies reported. He produced Kink and co-directed and starred in a forthcoming Travis Matthews film, Interior.Leather Bar. Franco suggested that this exemplifies the homophobia that still exists in American media. As many advertisers have already begun to notice, gays and lesbians will only continue to become an increasingly visible part of American society. While the exact reason for Franco having been dropped from these campaigns is unclear at this time, the depiction of raw gay sexuality as portrayed in these films was no doubt part of the conversation. Other explicit films depicting heterosexual sex rarely if ever raise an eyebrow among the public, and neither should these.



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