Trending News Monday: LGBT Pride Month and Same-Sex Decisions

Today, the Internet erupted with reactions from the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby 5-4 decision. Yesterday, however, pride was the word over the weekend. While cities such as Chicago and Seattle were hosting pride parades, members of the LGBT community were reacting to other stories that made national news. This Trending News Monday, in honor of […]

Two for Tuesday: Brands with Pride

Last month, President Barack Obama declared June the official Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month… giving advertisers less than 30 days to chime in and support their consumers. Illinois already recognized the beginning of pride month last Sunday (June 1), when the it became the nineteenth state to legalize gay marriage. In his statement last […]

Two for Tuesday: Headlines On Capitol Hill

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That […]

Two for Tuesday: Two Diverse Ads

I don’t know if I was just being innocent or naive, but I thought that living in the 21st century (or 20th century if you’re Ryan Lochte) meant that racism, homophobia and sexism were social institutions confined to previous generations. However, prejudice seems like the ugly American wound that just won’t go away (once you think it’s healed, […]

Wednesdays With Will: Brands, Social Media and Social Issues

Mixing brands and political commentary can be risky, but that’s not stopping a number of brands from using their social media accounts to support LGBT rights this week. While the Supreme Court hears both sides of California’s Proposition 8 Case regarding same-sex marriage, several brands have jumped on the buzz changing their profile pictures to […]