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Alibaba's Tmall ad: Same-sex relationships are taboo in China but an ad is subverting that
January 10, 2020
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.
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Hallmark's same-sex marriage gaffe shows how social media is raising the stakes for marketers
December 30, 2019
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.
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Hallmark Channel Pulled Zola Ad After Pressure From Anti-LGBTQ Groups
December 15, 2019
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.
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A Conversation with Dustin Woehrmann, Owner & Creative Director of Communify
December 13, 2019
The LGBTQ community has become such an important part of New Orleans’ celebratory culture over the past decade.
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These Are The LGBT Projects Your ‘Movember’ Money Funds
November 30, 2019
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
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How Smirnoff and On the One helped make nightlife safer for the LGBT community
November 18, 2019
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.
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The unique role corporations played in the fight for LGBTQ rights
November 18, 2019
Carlos Ball, author of "The Queering of Corporate America," explains how gay rights activists and corporations went from adversaries to partners.
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Renault's Gay Car Commercial Is the Straightest Thing I've Ever Seen
November 13, 2019
All it means is that LGBTQ inclusion in commercial imagery is good for business!
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Blackstone to buy owner of Austin's Bumble and Chappy dating apps
November 13, 2019
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
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Puerto Vallarta to Host LGBTQ Journalists/Owners
October 18, 2019
Some of the biggest leaders from the LGBTQ media industry will speak at the 2019 National Equality Media Association (NEMA) conference.
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From Rehab To Pot Industry Success: A Millennial Tells His Story In Brash New Memoir
October 16, 2019
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.
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First-of-its-kind conference celebrates LGBT in STEM
October 05, 2019
The LGBTQ+ in STEM Conference aims to bring together researchers in all STEM fields to celebrate the contributions of the LGBT community. 
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‘Starting a business has made me a lot more frugal’
September 14, 2019
Lawyer and campaigner Steve Wardlaw on his spending habits – and why one classic car isn’t enough
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The key to White Claw’s surging popularity: Marketing to a post-gender world
September 12, 2019
Unlike beer or wine, hard seltzer is an entire category born catering to millennials.
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In Pursuit of Brand Safety, Queer Sites Are Caught in the Crossfire
September 11, 2019
A study showed three-quarters of the examined articles on LGBT topics were flagged as “inappropriate.”
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