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After widespread backlash, Hallmark will bring back the lesbian wedding ad

After widespread backlash, Hallmark will bring back the lesbian wedding ad

Earlier this week, the Hallmark Channel pulled four ads for wedding website Zola because they featured a same-sex couple, bending to pressure from conservative group One Million Moms. Now it seems Hallmark is bending back the other way, pledging to reinstate the blushing brides after widespread backlash.

A Hallmark Channel spokesperson initially told the New York Times the ads’ removal was due to a company policy “not to air overt public displays of affection in our sponsored advertisement, regardless of the participants.” 

However, Zola disputed this claim.

“The only difference between the commercials that were flagged and the ones that were approved was that the commercials that did not meet Hallmark’s standards included a lesbian couple kissing,” Zola’s chief marketing officer Mike Chi told the Hollywood Reporter. “Hallmark approved a commercial where a heterosexual couple kissed.”  Read more…

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After widespread backlash, Hallmark will bring back the lesbian wedding ad

After widespread backlash, Hallmark will bring back the lesbian wedding ad

Earlier this week, the Hallmark Channel pulled four ads for wedding website Zola because they featured a same-sex couple, bending to pressure from conservative group One Million Moms. Now it seems Hallmark is bending back the other way, pledging to reinstate the blushing brides after widespread backlash.

A Hallmark Channel spokesperson initially told the New York Times the ads’ removal was due to a company policy “not to air overt public displays of affection in our sponsored advertisement, regardless of the participants.” 

However, Zola disputed this claim.

“The only difference between the commercials that were flagged and the ones that were approved was that the commercials that did not meet Hallmark’s standards included a lesbian couple kissing,” Zola’s chief marketing officer Mike Chi told the Hollywood Reporter. “Hallmark approved a commercial where a heterosexual couple kissed.”  Read more…

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After widespread backlash, Hallmark will bring back the lesbian wedding ad

After widespread backlash, Hallmark will bring back the lesbian wedding ad

Earlier this week, the Hallmark Channel pulled four ads for wedding website Zola because they featured a same-sex couple, bending to pressure from conservative group One Million Moms. Now it seems Hallmark is bending back the other way, pledging to reinstate the blushing brides after widespread backlash.

A Hallmark Channel spokesperson initially told the New York Times the ads’ removal was due to a company policy “not to air overt public displays of affection in our sponsored advertisement, regardless of the participants.” 

However, Zola disputed this claim.

“The only difference between the commercials that were flagged and the ones that were approved was that the commercials that did not meet Hallmark’s standards included a lesbian couple kissing,” Zola’s chief marketing officer Mike Chi told the Hollywood Reporter. “Hallmark approved a commercial where a heterosexual couple kissed.”  Read more…

More about Lgbtq, Hallmark, Hallmark Channel, Zola, and One Million Moms

After widespread backlash, Hallmark will bring back the lesbian wedding ad

After widespread backlash, Hallmark will bring back the lesbian wedding ad

Earlier this week, the Hallmark Channel pulled four ads for wedding website Zola because they featured a same-sex couple, bending to pressure from conservative group One Million Moms. Now it seems Hallmark is bending back the other way, pledging to reinstate the blushing brides after widespread backlash.

A Hallmark Channel spokesperson initially told the New York Times the ads’ removal was due to a company policy “not to air overt public displays of affection in our sponsored advertisement, regardless of the participants.” 

However, Zola disputed this claim.

“The only difference between the commercials that were flagged and the ones that were approved was that the commercials that did not meet Hallmark’s standards included a lesbian couple kissing,” Zola’s chief marketing officer Mike Chi told the Hollywood Reporter. “Hallmark approved a commercial where a heterosexual couple kissed.”  Read more…

More about Lgbtq, Hallmark, Hallmark Channel, Zola, and One Million Moms

After widespread backlash, Hallmark will bring back the lesbian wedding ad

After widespread backlash, Hallmark will bring back the lesbian wedding ad

Earlier this week, the Hallmark Channel pulled four ads for wedding website Zola because they featured a same-sex couple, bending to pressure from conservative group One Million Moms. Now it seems Hallmark is bending back the other way, pledging to reinstate the blushing brides after widespread backlash.

A Hallmark Channel spokesperson initially told the New York Times the ads’ removal was due to a company policy “not to air overt public displays of affection in our sponsored advertisement, regardless of the participants.” 

However, Zola disputed this claim.

“The only difference between the commercials that were flagged and the ones that were approved was that the commercials that did not meet Hallmark’s standards included a lesbian couple kissing,” Zola’s chief marketing officer Mike Chi told the Hollywood Reporter. “Hallmark approved a commercial where a heterosexual couple kissed.”  Read more…

More about Lgbtq, Hallmark, Hallmark Channel, Zola, and One Million Moms

After widespread backlash, Hallmark will bring back the lesbian wedding ad

After widespread backlash, Hallmark will bring back the lesbian wedding ad

Earlier this week, the Hallmark Channel pulled four ads for wedding website Zola because they featured a same-sex couple, bending to pressure from conservative group One Million Moms. Now it seems Hallmark is bending back the other way, pledging to reinstate the blushing brides after widespread backlash.

A Hallmark Channel spokesperson initially told the New York Times the ads’ removal was due to a company policy “not to air overt public displays of affection in our sponsored advertisement, regardless of the participants.” 

However, Zola disputed this claim.

“The only difference between the commercials that were flagged and the ones that were approved was that the commercials that did not meet Hallmark’s standards included a lesbian couple kissing,” Zola’s chief marketing officer Mike Chi told the Hollywood Reporter. “Hallmark approved a commercial where a heterosexual couple kissed.”  Read more…

More about Lgbtq, Hallmark, Hallmark Channel, Zola, and One Million Moms

After widespread backlash, Hallmark will bring back the lesbian wedding ad

After widespread backlash, Hallmark will bring back the lesbian wedding ad

Earlier this week, the Hallmark Channel pulled four ads for wedding website Zola because they featured a same-sex couple, bending to pressure from conservative group One Million Moms. Now it seems Hallmark is bending back the other way, pledging to reinstate the blushing brides after widespread backlash.

A Hallmark Channel spokesperson initially told the New York Times the ads’ removal was due to a company policy “not to air overt public displays of affection in our sponsored advertisement, regardless of the participants.” 

However, Zola disputed this claim.

“The only difference between the commercials that were flagged and the ones that were approved was that the commercials that did not meet Hallmark’s standards included a lesbian couple kissing,” Zola’s chief marketing officer Mike Chi told the Hollywood Reporter. “Hallmark approved a commercial where a heterosexual couple kissed.”  Read more…

More about Lgbtq, Hallmark, Hallmark Channel, Zola, and One Million Moms

After widespread backlash, Hallmark will bring back the lesbian wedding ad

After widespread backlash, Hallmark will bring back the lesbian wedding ad

Earlier this week, the Hallmark Channel pulled four ads for wedding website Zola because they featured a same-sex couple, bending to pressure from conservative group One Million Moms. Now it seems Hallmark is bending back the other way, pledging to reinstate the blushing brides after widespread backlash.

A Hallmark Channel spokesperson initially told the New York Times the ads’ removal was due to a company policy “not to air overt public displays of affection in our sponsored advertisement, regardless of the participants.” 

However, Zola disputed this claim.

“The only difference between the commercials that were flagged and the ones that were approved was that the commercials that did not meet Hallmark’s standards included a lesbian couple kissing,” Zola’s chief marketing officer Mike Chi told the Hollywood Reporter. “Hallmark approved a commercial where a heterosexual couple kissed.”  Read more…

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Eurovision cancels Chinese broadcast due to LGBTQ censorship

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Following allegations of LBGTQ and tattoo censorship, the remainder of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest will no longer be broadcast in China.

The decision comes from Eurovision’s organiser, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), who terminated the agreement with China’s Mango TV on Thursday. 

As per the BBC, reports surfaced about the internet broadcaster blurring out the flags of Albania, Ireland, and the LGBTQ flags during the first semi-final of this year’s contest, as well as editing out the performances by Irish and Albanian contestants. Read more…

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Ambassador posts adorable proposal after marriage equality legalised in Australia

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Marriage equality is finally law in Australia, which means LGBTQ couples can start planning their weddings. Or in plenty of cases, start proposing.

As in the case of the Australian ambassador to France, Brendan Berne, who spared no time proposing to his longtime partner Thomas Marti on Thursday in Paris. 

The video was posted on Berne’s Twitter account mere hours after marriage equality was made legal in Australia.

“Now, as Australia has just approved marriage equality, it is my turn now. My turn to ratify my own relationship with my partner of 11 years Thomas. He is not aware of what I would like to do now,” Berne said in French. Read more…

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Livejournal's Russian owners announce new anti-LGBT policy, fandom stages mass exodus

Mitch Wagner writes, “LiveJournal is a venerable online community that predates Facebook and even blogging. It got acquired by a Russian company a few years ago, but some of its American and British users hung on, including sf and fantasy writers and fans. Lately, I know one of my friends was scrambling to leave, but I’d been too busy to look into why.”
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India blocks 'The Danish Girl' from airing on TV

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India’s film censorship board has barred Sony Pictures’ channel from telecasting Oscar-recognized film, The Danish Girl. 

The movie was slated to air on Sunday. However, the film authority objected to its supposedly “sensitive storyline” and dubbed it “unsuitable” for audiences below 18.

In The Danish Girl, Eddie Redmayne plays the main character grappling with his gender identity, and is based on historical events of the world’s first sex reassignment surgery.

The broadcaster tweeted: “We regret to inform you that Sony Le Plex HD is unable to telecast the television premiere of the award-winning film The Danish Girl on March 26 as the necessary certification to enable the telecast of the movie has not been received.” Read more…

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Brother and sister fight over a guy in Coke's new ad

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Nothing like some good old sibling rivalry. 

Coke’s new ad features a brother and sister that are both fighting over the attractive guy cleaning their pool.

The video, which has been viewed almost three million times, has been praised for being inclusive and supporting diversity. 

But the real question is, who gets the guy in the end? Watch to find out. Read more…

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