2020 Superbowl Ads Are Making History for LGBTQ+ Inclusivity
Ads starring Jonathan Van Ness, Lil Nas X, Kim Chi, Miz Cracker, and more are creating unprecedented queer visibility on football's biggest stage.
February 01, 2020
How Michael Cashman changed the world: from EastEnders' first gay kiss to Stonewall
His childhood was mired by abuse he could never divulge. But he went on to countless triumphs
January 30, 2020
Alibaba's Tmall ad: Same-sex relationships are taboo in China but an ad is subverting that
A new commercial for one of China's largest online marketplaces never utters the words "gay rights." But it's making waves online for what appears to be a subtle challenge to one of the country's major taboos.
January 10, 2020
Hallmark's same-sex marriage gaffe shows how social media is raising the stakes for marketers
Hallmark's rapid reversal on a same-sex marriage ad is a reflection of how rapidly the cross-currents of social media can change — and a lesson for brands on how responding to online feedback can be a double-edged sword in the age of Twitter.
December 30, 2019
Hallmark Channel Pulled Zola Ad After Pressure From Anti-LGBTQ Groups
The Hallmark Channel pulled ads for wedding planning company Zola featuring a same-sex couple after pressure from several anti-LGBTQ groups, which prompted Zola to pull all of their ads from the network.
December 15, 2019
A Conversation with Dustin Woehrmann, Owner & Creative Director of Communify
The LGBTQ community has become such an important part of New Orleans’ celebratory culture over the past decade.
December 13, 2019
These Are The LGBT Projects Your ‘Movember’ Money Funds
Movember has funded several empowering LGBT projects globally over the last few years mostly focused on tackling discrimination and supporting mental health in the LGBT community
November 30, 2019
How Smirnoff and On the One helped make nightlife safer for the LGBT community
On the One won the ‘Best in Brand Purpose’ category at The Drum Social Purpose Awards 2019 for its ‘We’re Open’ work for Diageo (Smirnoff) and the LGBT Foundation. Here, the agency reveals the challenges faced and the strategies used to deliver this successful project.
November 18, 2019
The unique role corporations played in the fight for LGBTQ rights
Carlos Ball, author of "The Queering of Corporate America," explains how gay rights activists and corporations went from adversaries to partners.
November 18, 2019
Renault's Gay Car Commercial Is the Straightest Thing I've Ever Seen
All it means is that LGBTQ inclusion in commercial imagery is good for business!
November 13, 2019
Blackstone to buy owner of Austin's Bumble and Chappy dating apps
Private equity giant Blackstone Group is taking a majority stake in the owner of Austin-based dating apps Bumble and Chappy. Under the deal, Blackstone will acquire MagicLab, a London-based company that operates a suite of dating apps including Bumble, Chappy, Badoo and Lumen. The transaction values MagicLab at about $3 billion and comes less than a year after Blackstone launched a growt
November 13, 2019
Puerto Vallarta to Host LGBTQ Journalists/Owners
Some of the biggest leaders from the LGBTQ media industry will speak at the 2019 National Equality Media Association (NEMA) conference.
October 18, 2019
From Rehab To Pot Industry Success: A Millennial Tells His Story In Brash New Memoir
Jackson D. Tilley has a career in the legal cannabis industry that many would covet. But it hasn't come without a price, which Tilley recounts in a bold new memoir that should be required reading for anyone interested in the space.
October 16, 2019
First-of-its-kind conference celebrates LGBT in STEM
The LGBTQ+ in STEM Conference aims to bring together researchers in all STEM fields to celebrate the contributions of the LGBT community. 
October 05, 2019
‘Starting a business has made me a lot more frugal’
Lawyer and campaigner Steve Wardlaw on his spending habits – and why one classic car isn’t enough
September 14, 2019
The key to White Claw’s surging popularity: Marketing to a post-gender world
Unlike beer or wine, hard seltzer is an entire category born catering to millennials.
September 12, 2019
In Pursuit of Brand Safety, Queer Sites Are Caught in the Crossfire
A study showed three-quarters of the examined articles on LGBT topics were flagged as “inappropriate.”
September 11, 2019
Media firm Iconic Labs buys Gay Star News for £1
Iconic Labs, the media firm run by three former Unilad bosses, has bought the intellectual property of Gay Star News...
September 11, 2019
Gay Dating App Blued Said to Plan U.S. IPO at $1 Billion Value
Blued, China’s largest gay-dating app, is planning a U.S. initial public offering that could raise about $200 million, according to people familiar with the matter.
August 30, 2019
LGBTQ Businesses and Lawyers the Focus of New Partnership at Porter Wright
Under a new initiative, Porter Wright will seek out co-counsel relationships for client matters with solo practitioners and small law firms that have been certified as an LGBTQ-owned business.
August 28, 2019
How Multinationals Can Help Advance LGBT Inclusion Around the World
As the rainbow flags come down in New York City after the WorldPride and Stonewall 50 celebrations, and as flags go up for pride events in other parts of the world, it’s worth asking: where do we stand on global LGBT rights?
August 19, 2019
Puerto Vallarta hosts LGBTQ media conference this October
The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board announced that the National Equality Media Association will hold its annual conference in Puerto Vallarta in October 2019
August 16, 2019
Multicultural Audiences Remain Underrepresented in Marketing
Multicultural audiences account for almost 40 percent of the U.S. population, yet multicultural media buys made up only about five percent of the total ad and marketing revenues in the U.S. last year, according to a report.
August 09, 2019
LGBT publisher Gay Star News to close
Online LGBT+ media group Gay Star News is reportedly going into liquidation tomorrow (July 29), leaving around 20 staff without jobs.
July 29, 2019

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