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'That's So Gay' Ad Wins Top Ad Council Award: Video


The Ad Council's Gold Bell for creative excellence was awarded to the "That's So Gay" PSA campaign produced by Arnold New York in partnership with GLSEN at an awards ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan in late November.

The ads, some of which featured Hillary Duff and Wanda Sykes which were part of a campaign called ThinkB4YouSpeak, intended to educate young people about homophobic language and its consequences.

Sykes, since producing the ad, came out of the closet publicly at a rally following the passage of Proposition 8 in California.

Watch a clip of the ceremony which has just been posted by AdAge, AFTER THE JUMP...

Watch the "That's So Gay" ads, HERE.

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  1. Looks EQ/CA doesn't have a lock on bad advertising after all. At least I didn't have to throw any of my money at this.

    Posted by: ANON IN SOCAL | Dec 4, 2008 11:03:36 AM

  2. "For every $1 donated, the Ad Council is able to get nearly $500 in donated media to bring the messages of dozens of non-profits helping children to the public."

    That's from their site.

    That's hardly a waste of money.

    And these are solid ads, notwithstanding an anonymous commenter's flippant remarks.

    Posted by: Joe B. | Dec 4, 2008 3:55:54 PM

  3. I haven't seen these ads on tv. What's up with that?

    Posted by: Lee | Dec 4, 2008 9:03:37 PM

  4. to live in america and to be so hell bent on making people stop saying something is so unamerican. Free speech. It's not free speech that isn't offensive. All the homeless that we have and all the underprivleged children out there and this is what you use money for. "THAT'S SO GAY"

    Posted by: Randy | Jan 14, 2009 1:33:49 PM

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