A brief history of LGBTQ advertising

As Donald Trump bans US embassies from flying the rainbow flag for Pride Month, advertisers are scrambling to show support for LGBTQ communities. But are they really being sincere, or just trying to make more money? The Wall Street Journal looks at how LGBTQ adverts have evolved in the US.

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  1. In groups, create your own Pride-themed advertisement for a brand of your choice.
  2. Find out more about the USA’s changing attitudes to LGBTQ rights, including recent decisions made by the Trump administration. Create a timeline from 1969 to the present day, featuring the most significant changes.