Football season is kicking into high gear with Week 1 nearly over. If you’re Packer and Cowboy fans like Mike and I, we know your pain. However! With the new football season comes new commercials, like this one from DirecTV featuring a gay couple.
Two men are holding hands and walking down the aisle together around the :09 mark. Would’ve been nice to also see a lesbian couple in the ad, but it was nice to be included. We also know from previous ads, that Google is on board with inclusion.
I didn’t see this ad until just today, but apparently the ad (which aptly compares John Boehner to a baby throwing a temper tantrum) aired on Sunday during the Cincinnati Bengals and the New England Patriots NFL game.
After the baby cries, the narrator says “Speaker John Boehner didn’t get his way on shutting down health care reform. So, he’s shut down the government and hurt the economy.”
The brilliant ad aired in Speaker Beohner’s district in Cincinnati. Love it!
I come to you with this fantastic ad from Allstate via Gay Marriage USA‘s Facebook. The caption below reads “Allstate Insurance recently did a small ad campaign featuring gay couples that was presented in Chicago, San Francisco, and L.A. Kudos to them! This is me (Brad) and TJ (right). We should share and give them kudos!”
It’s great to see a company taking a stand for equality. In case you were wondering, Allstate also has an 85 rating on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index. So hey, if you’re looking for some insurance, you might want to check out Allstate!
With all of the support that’s coming from the sports world right now, I love this new ad from the Swedish mobile carrier Halebop. It features a gay hockey player in the locker room with his teammates. The ad and the english translation are after the jump!