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UK Retailer Robert Dyas Comes Out As Gay, Straight, and Bisexual In Holiday Advert – Video

Robert Diyas


Robert Dyas,  a UK retailer founded in London in 1872 that sells housewares, small electrical appliances, gardening products, kitchenwares, DIY, and consumer electronics has produced a well intention yet confusing  Christmas advert which has left many people confused.

The commercial titled “We’re Robert Dyas and we’re gay. And straight. And bi…”, features members of staff and shoppers showing off goods at the store.

The first to appear on screen is gay employee Marcus (pictured above), who tells viewers: “I like going out with my friends and playing volleyball. I also like showing our gay and straight customers our funky range of Christmas gifts.”

I’m sure you do Marcus.  I’m sure you do. *Wink-wink. Nudge-nudge”


Procter & Gamble Airs Gay Themed TIDE Commercial In Canada – Video

P&G Canada


Procter & Gamble, the Cincinnati-based  worldwide consumer products group that makes Tide came out in support of same sex marriage.

This month P&G started airing a commercial in Canada advertising Tide  that features a gay couple snarkily bickering about household laundry chores with each guy making  fun at  “mistake” of the other, a past  “ex” included.

If this commercial were to air in America One Million Moms aka 20 Old Biddy’s With Access To A Library Computer would shit.


Austrailian Feminine Hygiene Company Mocks Transgender Community To Sell Tampons

“Libra” feminine hygiene products of Australia and New Zealand which are a part of SCA Global which  produces and markets personal care products, tissue, packaging, publication papers to more than  100 countries under many different brands has a new commercial that is marheting it’s tampon line by mocking the AU and NZ’s transgender community.

The entire ad is based on the premise that only ‘real’ women get periods, and that if you don’t then you aren’t women at all.  Just awful transphobic rubbish, and they should be called out for making it and airing it.

Libra website: http://www.lovelibra.co.nz/about-libra/contact-us/Their

Libra FB: http://www.facebook.com/Libra?sk=wall

Video – Some Toronto LGBT’s Throw A Hissy Over Toronto Pride 2011 "Pride Pump" Advert – Lighten Up!

SSemms like a few LGBT advocates and activists in Toronto are having issues with a tounge in cheek video made by Toronto Tourism in association with Toronto Pride for the annual 2011 Pride Weekend event called Pride Pump 2000X complete with a lisping bare-chested fitness instructor, sex jokes, a HOT hairy bear in a jockstrap, a deep-voiced penis-hating lesbian.

“…we can’t help but wonder how out of touch (or straight?) the person who cooked up Pride Toronto’s painful-to-watch and setting-back-the-movement promotional video was. If gay activism is on the rise, how will the community be taken seriously if the organization that fronts the city’s largest gay celebration backs these old-hat, shouldn’t-be jokes? If they were looking to shoot fish in a barrel, why didn’t the Pride committee just hire Big Gay Al?”

Now let me start by saying that there are none angrier than I. (Well maybe Ian Awesome over at One Angry Queer.com) But Torontonians get a grip.  It’s obviously satire but lets be truthful here.  You”ve never met any people like this? This is obviously meant to get a chuckle and is directly marketed to LGBT people.

Yes the advert is tacky, its shallow and it’s vain.   But lets face it Pride in general has become tacky, shallow and vein and is now more of a Gay Mardi Gras instead of show of numbers, advocacy and power the Pride Parade had when it started out in 1970 in NYC.

I agree with many that does indeed sort of suck.  But lighten up Toronto. At least

 YOU allow gay marriage, YOU have anti-LGBT discrimination laws, and YOU allow gay soldiers into your army.  So really compared to us in America what do you really have to bitch about? And don’t get me wrong I love Toronto and I WISH I could afford to immigrate there because compared to us here in the states you guys have it made. 

Don;t let a silly advertisement get in the way because darlings that commercial is what LOGO, Americas LGBT entertainment channel is like 27X7

Consider yourselves lucky and Happy Pride! (Oh and Mr. Hot Bear in the video…..email me!)