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KNBC Refuses to Air Gay Family Ad During Super Bowl

Remember the ad from GetToKnowUsFirst.org which Los Angeles affiliate KABC refused to air during the inauguration but then promised to air during a "high profile" position at a later date?

GettoknowNow it's been revealed that Los Angeles affiliate KNBC refused to air the same ad during the Super Bowl, claiming, like KABC did, that the NFL doesn't air "advocacy" ads. However, it appears they lied:

GLAAD reports: "Despite this policy, other advocacy ads aired multiple times throughout the day's NFL-controlled programming. Among the advocacy ads which did air were PSAs for TobaccoFreeCA.org and DontBeAnAsterisk.org, an anti-steroids advocacy campaign."

Said John Ireland, of GetToKnowUsFirst.org: "We bought ads before, during and after the Super Bowl in ten markets across California. We planned this buy weeks in advance and heard late Friday that the NFL rejected our ads because they violate the NFL's 'no advocacy' policy. I was truly stunned while watching the programming, to see that they had selectively blocked our ads, while allowing other advocacy ads to air."

Watch the ad, AFTER THE JUMP...

Get To Know Us First press release [pdf]
Super Bowl Ad Featuring Gay Family Rejected by KNBC [glaad]

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  1. [screaming, pulling hair] "Ooooh, oooh, Mary bar the door! The Gays are having a hissy fit again!"

    Shut the fuck up, SAAD. You've been floating these paper airplanes for years now and the NFL, MLB, etc., just keeps smile fucking you at best.

    Stonewall 2.0 should AT LEAST build from Stonewall One which involved literally fighting back. I'm not suggesting anyone punch out the head of the NFL or KNBC, but buy some OTHER kind of balls and picket their offices, chain yourselves to their desks, ACT UP LIKE WE FUCKING DESERVE TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY!!!!! Ya think Harvey Milk would have just issued a pissy press release?

    Posted by: Leland Frances | Feb 2, 2009 1:56:16 PM


  2. I'm pretty sure Harvey Milk wouldn't have sat around making pithy comments on a blog.

    Posted by: crispy | Feb 2, 2009 2:30:09 PM


  3. These ads pull at my heartstrings in a way that only truth can.

    Wonderful.

    A part of me feels sad though. And, that is the part that doesn't have the love that people like those featured in the ads have found. We live in a fast food culture, that has a similar 'junk' food attitude to relationships.

    These ads remind me of what the hard earned rights of those before us have granted us.

    Posted by: Jaan | Feb 2, 2009 2:57:01 PM


  4. And we have treated each other like junk for years.

    Posted by: David@GentsCanineSociety | Feb 2, 2009 3:06:22 PM


  5. Is this Los angles or Selma, Alabama? The homophobia coming out of trendy, gay friendly, progressive Hollywood is pretty vile these days.

    Posted by: Sebastian | Feb 2, 2009 5:42:05 PM


  6. Here we go again... it's like the Groundhog Day of letter writing to educate the dumb mother fuckers of the fact that we will NOT be quiet and go away... all or 'family' who tune in to KNBC across in LA/CA: BOYCOTT them and let them know why.

    Too many of us are content watching our favorite TV shows while we get sold down the river. Wake up people and take action! No-one is going to do it for you/us... if we don't take action, no-one will, believe me. We do not have a team of gay friendly straight people on every corner insisting we get treated right, WE have to do the work.

    Anyhow, I tried to find contact info on the website for specific people but there is nothing (neatly protecting themselves I see!), so if anyone has direct emails to the appropriate people, please post them here so we can give them a piece of our collective minds!

    Posted by: CK | Feb 3, 2009 9:28:41 AM


  7. So, was it KNBC or the NFL that refused the ad?

    The headline says KNBC, but the copy says "the NFL rejected our ads."

    Posted by: BJ | Feb 3, 2009 11:57:30 AM


  8. fuck la
    thomas 3239938095

    Posted by: thomas soillane | Feb 25, 2009 4:55:06 PM


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