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Adland: How to Avoid Rainbow Washing

Clients and their agencies often baulk at using gay and lesbian people in campaigns not because they think it’s too risky, rather they have a misguided belief that they make up too small a part of their customer base. Originally published on

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Rudd Deals: Naked vs Native

Kevin Rudd, Nick Kavanagh (Naked Communications) and Alyx Gorman (The Vine) have been in the spotlight for the last few days over what boils down to a bungled attempt at the latest trend in branded content, known as “Native Advertising”. Despite

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Zach Wahls

19 Year-old Zach Wahls on Gay Marriage

Yesterday, was the first day in the court hearing addressing the proposed ban of gay marriage in Iowa, which has been legal in the state since 2009. I'd challenge anyone to make a more compelling case for the legalisation of gay marriage than 19

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Wiki WikiLeaks: Hip Hop Style

A tongue-in-cheek video outlining the latest 'news' in the on-going WikiLeaks slash Julian Assange case. There's even a hat tip to one of 2010's biggest viral video successes and current #1 most-viewed clip on YouTube, Antoine Dodson's "Bed Intruder

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Reel Cool #2: Five Music Videos Trying to Change the World

Below are five amazing music videos that will change your view of the world. Heck, with your help they may even change the world. The artists involved include: Muse, Radiohead, The Killers, David Bowie, Queen, Bloc Party, Broken Social Scene, Grizzly

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Joel Burns Gay Teens

The Ugly Side of Youth Culture

Gay, straight, bi-sexual, whatever you are, you need to watch this. It's not something that many youth trend/culture blogs like to talk about, which is one reason I'm posting it here. Youth suicide is the third highest cause of death amongst 15-24

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George Michael Released + Wham! in China

[October 12, 2010] George Michael has been released from prison after serving half of an eight-week sentence for crashing his car while under the influence of cannabis. [via Guardian] To mark this day, here's Lindsay Anderson's "Foreign Skies"

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Ou Est Le Swimming Pool

Immortalised: Ou Est Le Swimming Pool

Charles Haddon, frontman for UK electro-pop trio Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, reportedly committed suicide yesterday, following the band's set at the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium. To be honest, I never really listened to much of the band's work and it's

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The Music World Goes Anti-Israel

I finally got around to reading a series of articles—open in my browser for sometime now—on international artists [not] performing in Israel. And in an attempt to post a balanced piece I read a bunch more. It seems to me that there is simply no

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US Decriminalise Piracy

Six Groundbreaking New Rules: US Decriminalises ‘Piracy’

The US Copyright Office announced today 6 groundbreaking new rules that bring Copyright Law into line with fair use of new technology. The rules below now prevent you from being prosecuted for the following common practices. However one huge omission

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Gingers

RIP Gingers: Evolution of a Media Meme

It's been building for 5 years. Content featuring (and often abusing) gingers was controversial, trendy, popular, socially acceptable and most recently endorsed by the Victorian Government in Australia. It was funny for a while. But thanks to a lame

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What ‘The Wire’ taught me about Australian Politics

If The Wire taught me anything about politics it's that it doesn't really matter who Australia's leader is, under the current system. For whatever good intentions and false hopes potential leaders hold for delivering on promises, 'setting things

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