Gay.com (billboard)

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Date: 2005

Region: North America

Subject: Sexual/Gender Orientation, Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Photography, Public Art, Commercial Advertising


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Artist: Gay.com

Confronting Bodies: Clear Channel Outdoor Company

Dates of Action: July 2005

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Description of Artwork: A billboard featuring a photograph of two shirtless men draped in an American flag with the caption "Come Together".

The Incident: Clear Channel Outdoor, one of the nation's leading outdoor advertising companies, removed a provocative billboard for gay.com in Boston after complaints from the conservative group Article 8 Alliance which opposes same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. The action by Clear Channel comes as a competitor, Lamar Advertising, refused to pick up an advertising campaign for Georgia Equality, a LGBT rights group, in some rural counties in the state.

Results of Incident: Clear Channel Outdoor company dropped Gay.com's campaign.

Source: Express Gay News Online http://www.expressgaynews.com/thelatest/thelatest.cfm?blog_id=1814