John M. Becker

Gay Couples Front & Center in New Ads

Filed By John M. Becker | January 13, 2015 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Media
Tags: advertising, gay couple, gay marriage, marriage equality, same-sex couple, same-sex marriage

Several new ads prominently feature same-sex couples. Here are three of the highlights:

1.) Tiffany & Co.

Legendary luxury jewelry retailer Tiffany is featuring a same-sex couple in an advertisement for the first time in its 178-year history. The company chose to run the ad -- which features a real-life gay couple from New York City -- to acknowledge love stories come "in a variety of forms."

The ad copy reads:

"Will you promise to never stop completing my sentences or singing off-key, which I'm afraid you do often? And will you let today be the first sentence of one long story that never, ever ends? Will you?"

Check it out:

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If you'd like to thank Tiffany for their LGBT-inclusive advertisement, you may do so on Facebook and Twitter.

The other two ads are after the break.

2.) Honey Maid

Last year, Honey Maid graham crackers launched a heartwarming ad campaign called "This Is Wholesome" that highlighted several different kinds of families, including a gay couple. Right-wingers flipped out, but the company stood by their inclusive values, and even hit back at their homophobic critics with a beautiful ad where two artists turned the anti-gay messages the company received into a message of love.

Well, the campaign continues in 2015, and its latest ad spot -- released yesterday -- also includes a same-sex couple. Watch:

Now that's a commitment to positive LGBT media representation.

Visit Honey Maid on Facebook and Twitter, and send them some love under the hashtag #thisiswholesome.

3.) Get Covered Illinois

The Illinois health insurance marketplace released an ad over the weekend that targets married same-sex couples and encourages them to sign up for healthcare, the Washington Post reports:

This weekend Get Covered Illinois is launching an ad specifically aimed at letting same-sex, married couples know they can enroll in health plans in the same way a heterosexual couple could.

In the ad, Illinois residents Jake and Allen -- a real couple who are friend's with the commercial's director, Quriosity Productions' David Gil -- recount how their relationship developed.

"We leveled up: stranger to boyfriend to civil union to a marriage," Jake recalls. "In Illinois we can enroll in affordable care together. The sign-up process took minutes, and after being uninsured for years, I had appendicitis."

"Having affordable care was sincerely a life-saving moment,"Jake adds.

The ad spot is part of Out2Enroll, a national campaign to inform and engage the LGBT community about healthcare coverage options under the Affordable Care Act.

Watch:

Thank Get Covered Illinois for seeing same-sex families on Facebook and Twitter.

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