Something like the opposite of gay window advertising went down last year in Australia when Bonds underwear featured a Christmas ad with two gay men in their undies kissing over a bowl of cereal.
It was kind of sweet, and I guess it had the desired effect. The uproar that ensued brought Bonds a tremendous amount of attention. The ad got disseminated for free by news media and entertainment media all over the world.
But was running that ad a courageous decision or a calculated one? The marketing executives who put it together had to know conservatives were going to run in circles scream and shout.
So, as a gay man I felt validated by the ad and at the same time a little used, frankly.
Rainbow capitalism isn’t something I push back against vociferously, but it can leave a bad taste in my mouth, be it window dressing or more direct.