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One of the worlds largest outdoor advertising companies has refused to use two out of four ads submitted for the St. Petersburg Pride event, banning the two featuring a lesbian couple and a gay couple.
After submitting four ads to Clear Channel Outdoor for St. Petersburg Pride, two which featured a gay and lesbian couple were rejected, whereas the two featuring a drag queen and a same-sex family were given the go-ahead.
After the decision was given, St. Petersburg Pride Executive Director Chris Rudisill reportedly wrote a letter to Clear Channel Outdoor, which informed them that ‘the images that were not selected do not contain anything that is sexual, immoral, illegal or otherwise offensive in nature.’
He added: "’I'm almost certain that you have had billboards in the market which display men and women in both friendly and romantic ways,’
‘I can't seem to understand where these images would be any different, except for the fact that they portray two men and two women, respectively.’”
According to the local Tampa station WTSP-T, LGBT charity GLAAD are also demanding answers to Clear Channels decision to cut the particular adverts.
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