Across the media landscape, LGBTQ inclusion is expanding every day, but not in advertising. A recent study found that only 1.8% of characters in ads at the Cannes Lions festival were LGBTQ. Research conducted in partnership with Procter & Gamble and GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization shows that advertising executives have a strong need for tools, resources, and best practices around LGBTQ inclusion that eliminates concerns about backlash from the community when they miss the mark and that creates a pathway forward for more LGBTQ inclusion.
That’s why GLAAD and P&G are launching… a new campaign to drive and to sustain LGBTQ inclusion in advertising and marketing, harnessing the power to accelerate LGBTQ acceptance so business can be a true force for good.
As part of the launch of The Visibility Project, P&G and GLAAD also announced findings from the “LGBTQ Inclusion in Advertising and Media, Advertiser and Agency Perspectives” study. The study is based on responses from 200 marketing and advertising executives about LGBTQ inclusion in advertising. Read the findings here.