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My drugs of choice: Kabbalah, social media, and the gays.

Thousands of Apple employees including CEO Tim Cook and their family members marched in the San Francisco Pride Parade. Apple staff came from cities all over the world to celebrate the company’s belief in equality and diversity.

Chipotle’s gay pride ad as featured in NYC’s Pride Guide.

Chipotle’s gay pride ad as featured in NYC’s Pride Guide.

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.

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.

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.

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.

It’s pretty cool to see brands like Grey Poupon, Expedia and Oreo celebrate gay people in their advertising and social media. This is a clear example of the explosive growth in public support for marriage for gay couples.

It’s pretty cool to see brands like Grey Poupon, Expedia and Oreo celebrate gay people in their advertising and social media. This is a clear example of the explosive growth in public support for marriage for gay couples.

"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.