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Censored LGBT Film Ads

These Ads Promote Sexual Equality for the Queer Lisboa Film Festival

— October 6, 2015 — Social Good
Queer Cinema and agency FUEL Lisboa created these eye-opening ads for the LGBT film festival called Queer Lisboa. The ads aim to promote gender and sexual equality. While they specifically pertain to the film industry, the ads can also relate to all other aspects of sexual equality as well.

Each ad is a billboard or a poster that features an LGBT couple who are embracing one another in a kiss. The ads all have the couple's faces censored as if to say there is something that viewers should not see. The ads are incredibly powerful because they stress the fact that sexual equality should not be earned, it should simply be accepted.

The ultimate goal for these LGBT film ads is to prove that love should not be censored and that there is nothing inappropriate about being in a loving relationship. Each ad also reads, “Obscene to some. Beautiful to us."
Trend Themes
1. Promoting Gender Equality - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop inclusive advertising campaigns that challenge societal norms and promote gender equality.
2. Advocating for Sexual Equality - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create campaigns that empower marginalized communities and advocate for sexual equality in various industries.
3. Breaking Stereotypes - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Challenge stereotypes through powerful and thought-provoking advertising campaigns that encourage acceptance and diversity.
Industry Implications
1. Film Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Produce and distribute films that highlight LGBTQ+ stories and promote inclusivity in the film industry.
2. Advertising Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Reimagine traditional advertising practices by creating more inclusive and diverse campaigns that challenge societal norms.
3. Entertainment Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop inclusive and diverse entertainment content that promotes acceptance and represents underrepresented communities.
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