A new ad by UK’s Lloyds Bank, features the iconic black horse running through scenes in time. Titled, “For Your Next Step”, the ad’s message is that the bank is here to help customers feel financially confident as they take or face their next step in life. It features life events for various people, including a gay couple.
Religious groups in Taiwan are upset with McDonald’s for releasing an ad featuring a young gay man to promote the McCafé brand. In the ad, the young man writes, “I like boys” on the side of a cup. His father leaves the table and then returns to write above his son’s original message, “I accept that you like boys”.
Unsurprisingly, a bunch of conservative groups in Taiwan have voiced their displeasure with the ad. But overall, the ad has been perceived as a surprisingly forward-thinking, liberal move from McDonald’s, especially given how heteronormative their ads have been in the West.
Icelandic Glacial, a vendor of bottled water teamed up with Instagram heartthrob and King of Man Buns, Brock O’Hurn, to treat you to a break that’s #HotAsIce. This video, which is a remake of an old classic format, features a gay guy spying on a surfer as he gets out of the water and takes off his wetsuit.