Tuesday, June 05, 2012

♪♫ The Times, They Are a-Changing ♫♪

I still remember those old ads on TV and magazines from back in  the day.
White people in pretty houses, doing white people things; like eating and cooking and cleaning and driving and shopping.
And even as a young gayling I knew that wasn't quite right.
Then I saw an ad with a Black people doing Black people things; like eating and cooking and cleaning and driving and shopping.
And as a slightly older queerling, I knew that wasn't quite right.
But now, we're getting very close to quite right, with ads featuring gay people doing gay people things; like eating and cooking and cleaning and driving and shopping.


Kenneth Cole

Absolut

American Airlines

Avis

Chevrolet

IKEA

JCPenney

RayBan

Orbitz

Tylenol PM




9 comments:

R.J. said...

This post would make Brian Brown's head explode. I love it!

Mitchell is Moving said...

Yes! (and especially to making Brian Brown's head explode)

the dogs mother said...

Million Moms are going to go thru consumer deprivation.

Frank said...

Almost brings tears to your eyes.

www.DiatribesAndOvations.com said...

Progress ROCKS!

mistress maddie said...

Bravo to all these companies for having the balls! And I have always looked up to Kenneth Cole who was never afraid, and always did as he pleased with his message!

Theaterdog said...

Frank is right, I first thought, they have seen the light, as you would say ...and by light I mean $...
But then I felt like who cares, this is beautiful, do you know who long I have been waiting to see this? Weep.

..they are saying what we have been living forever, a mortgage is a mortgage is a mortgage..

love ya
tim

Ron said...

Baby steps, baby steps but progress all the same. Now if they can get rid of the hairless chested Hollywood models and have real gay guys in the ads then we will really be making progress.

Biki said...

i love the kenneth cole ad, its perfection. even if its just a ploy to get our money, at least we are being mentioned. more than in the past, right?