Our President will go down in history as the first President to openly support gay marriage. This in itself, may end up being one of his greatest contributions during his time in the White House, despite his countless others. Speaking out on a topic that is currently so heated, is something that previously was unheard of. More often than not, a "dont-speak-unless-you-have-to" strategy was adopted.
In the world of advertising, fashion brands such as Diesel, Dolce&Gabbana, and recently Kenneth Cole, have never been scared of a little gay innuendo. If anything, they realized who their customer base was and were speaking to them. Diesel's now infamous "gay sailor kiss" hit magazines back in 1996 and was instantly iconic to the readers of glossy fashion magazines. Now however, huge global brands who's customers aren't likely to be reading high fashion mags like General Mills, are taking a stand and supporting gay rights publicly.
This week Nabisco's OREO cookie took to their official Facebook Page in support of Gay Pride. With over 26Million fans, this was a bold move. As you can imagine, the negative comments abound. They will always be there, and we can not focus on the negative. What we can focus on, is this amazing step from a major company, supporting the LGBT community in a positive light. When JC Penney came out with an ad showing a lesbian couple in a loving embrace with their daughter, their response to the boycotts and petitions, was to launch a Fathers Day ad with a gay male couple! Well played.
So - To honor the brands who support LGBT equality, I present some of the gayest ads I could find. Make sure and "read more" for even more gayness after the jump.