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AdRespect is founded by business journalist and Commercial Closet Association founder, Michael Wilke. The project began in 1996 in New York City as a journalist endeavor, and later became a nonprofit educational project, first known as Commercial Closet and now as AdRespect.

The AdRespect archive contains over 4,000 LGBT themed ads from around the world going back to 1917, exploring the range of representations of gender and sexuality in print and television advertising. 

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Quest Diagnostics
Take pride in your quest.
US Regional
2014
United States

Toronto-Dominion Bank/TD Bank Financial Group
We're proud to celebrate pride.
US Regional
2014
United States

Wells Fargo & Company
Nobody talked about bullying of LGBT students.
US National
2014
United States

Whole Foods Market
Proudly making a difference, one meal at a time.
US Regional
2014
United States

H&M/Hennes & Mauritz LP
Caitlyn Jenner
US National
2016
United States

The Walgreen Co.
You Want Time for Important Things
US National
2016
United States

Target Corp.
Be Yourself, Together
US National
2016
United States

Chandris Group
Celebrate Love in All its Many Glorious Forms
US National
2016
United States

Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau
Love for All
US National
2016
United States

Macy's, Inc.
Say "I Do" to Macy's Wedding & Gift Registry
US National
2016
United States

Wells Fargo & Company
Together is a Beautiful Thing
US National
2015
United States

Toyota Motor Corp.
Style that's Ahead of the Curve
US National
2016
United States

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
Our Houston is Proud
US National
2016
United States

Toyota Motor Corp.
The Future of the Workplace Is
US National
2016
United States

See Puerto Rico
A Beautiful Wedding Location
US National
2016
United States

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Get Some-Jazz
Company: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Brand: NYC Condom
Region: North America, US Regional
Country: United States
Agency: unknown
Year: 2008
Target: Gays & Mainstream
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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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