Selling | Out: The History of Gay Male Images in Advertising
A talk with curator Blaine Branchik, PhD will take place on Friday, March 16 at 7 pm.
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.
Exhibition Sponsor: For sponsorship information, contact Monique Force-Setlock at 954-763-8565