Dove Men+Care Ad With Gay Dads

Dove’s “Care Makes A Man Stronger” campaign about fatherhood contains gay parents in its depiction of different types of fathers.

The campaign is all about celebrating how a father is a hero to their children, depicting sons and daughters in the company of their fathers doing all manner of things.

In one clip, two gay fathers cradle a sleeping child in their arms. Watch the video ▶

McDonald’s Taiwan Gay Ad for McCafé

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. Watch the video ▶