In which we compile all of the inclusive, pro-LGBTQIA+, potentially rainbow-washy (but still more positive than Russia's hateful policies) ads and PSAs in one place.
Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion, getting saucy:
And apparently some folks don't like the sauciness?
Chevy made a commercial to run during the Olympics devoting a whole two seconds to acknowledging same-sex marriages exist:
Norway's XXL All Sports United Olympic ad spot objectifies a lady, but then WHOA SHE KISSES ANOTHER CONVENTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE LADY:
Britain's Channel 4 won't be left out either.
We thought the Google doodle and accompanying quote from the Olympic charter was a pretty cool move:
“The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.”
Jury is out on whether or not these are just a chance for businesses to hop on a bandwagon and rainbow-wash their companies cough*CHEVY*cough—who can forget Goldman Sachs' Lloyd Blankfein's quote "equality is just good business"?—or a genuine show of support. While North America is most certainly in a glass house throwing stones here, there is something to be said for genuine support and being a good ally, advocate and friend.