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Selling | Out: Gay Male Images in Advertising - Exhibit Closing


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Don't miss this thought provoking and entertaining exhibit before it closes.

Selling | Out: The History of Gay Male Images in Advertising

Curated by Blaine Branchik, PhD, Associate Professor of Marketing at Nova Southeastern University, H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship.

Today, between 100 and 200 print, video and Internet ads contain LGBT images annually, mostly of gay men. The diversity of these representations is expanding to include depictions of older models, men of color, and multi-generational family units in ads for a variety of product categories. This relatively broad visibility is a recent phenomenon, however. The advertising industry’s incorporation of gay imagery proceeded very slowly, approaching its current volume only in the past 15 years. This exhibit traces the 100-year history of gay male images in advertising over four historical phases in the LGBT rights movement.

Free to attend. Suggested donation $5.