This is a fantastic video highlighting the growing anti-LGBT discrimination in Russia made Russian Freedom Fund and Athlete Ally.
"Gay rights are human rights"
Ad agency Mother is sending Russian nesting dolls, painted in the likeness of gay British icons, to staff at The Kremlin and the Russian embassy to protest Russia’s anti-gay law as part of the agency’s annual Christmas stunt.
The most adorable New Yorker cover ever celebrates the Supreme Court decisions striking down a key section of DOMA and restoring marriage to California.
Goodby, Silverstein & Partners turned it’s San Francisco office into a celebration of LGBT Pride and the recent Supreme Court decisions overturning a key portion of DOMA and restoring marriage to California.
It’s another signal that brands and now ad agencies are seeing real value in aligning themselves with the rapidly increasing support for LGBT equality.
16 of the Gayest Ads in History as chosen by Ad Week.
"When did you choose to be straight?" Such an obvious question.
Ad Week has an interesting interview with Expedia.com vp and gm Joe Megibow about the powerful video about a father’s journey to accepting his daughter’s decision to marry another woman. The video, which has more than 2.2 million views to date, was released as voters in four states will vote on marriage on Election Day.
What’s interesting and smart is that Expedia aimed the video at the non-LGBT community. It’s a more sophisticated and human example of the power of travel. Travel is less about frequent flyer miles and finding a package that’s a few dollars cheaper. It’s about the power of travel to connect us to the people we love.
This video plus the growing support from corporations and business leaders shows that we are turning a corner in which support for equality for LGBT people is no longer seen as something controversial. It’s a clear sign that LGBT people are increasingly seen as simply a part of the American family.
This Wall Street Journal article raises at least three questions:
- What responsibility does Facebook have to give its users more control over content posted by them and about them?
- How should young people be better educated about privacy and social media when what’s posted online is not always in their control?
- When dealing with personal information such as sexual orientation, what should we be thinking about before we post content online that may out friends or family?