2.The Chef Serving Soul Food With Pride
3.Paving the Way for a Transgender Olympian
4.Pride on the Rugby Pitch
5.The Words Matter: One Voice Can Make a Difference
6.Out of the Shadows: Risking Their Careers in the Name of Equality
7.Whose Body Is a Beach Body Anyway?
8.This 11-Year-Old Drag Queen Isn’t Afraid to Show His True Colors
9.Gay and Gangster: Deadlee Raps to His Own Rhythm
10.Eradicating Transphobia, One Nail at a Time
11.An Unlikely Activist Finds His Calling
12.The Sound of the Funny: The Vocal Chord Wiz Behind ‘Doug’s’ Theme Beat
13.This 11-Year-Old Drag Queen Isn’t Afraid to Show His True Colors
14.Geeking Out With Actor Dante Basco from “Hook” and “Avatar: The Last Airbender”
15.Ángela Ponce Is Making History as Miss Universe’s First Transgender Contestant
16.This Is Latin America’s First Primarily Transgender School
17.Living Beyond the Gender Binary for Centuries
18.Dancing for Freedom in the Middle East
19.Battle Rap’s First LGBTQ League
20.How a News Anchor Broke the Mold and Found Her Voice
21.Gay, Black and Proud: The Legacy of Bayard Rustin
22.The True Story Behind the Iconic Kit Kat Jingle
23.The Brooklyn Barber Whose Chair Is for Everyone
24.How Bill Nye the Science Guy Got Into the Rap Game (Sort Of)
25.This Singer Can Use Her Entire Vocal Range, From High to Low
Imagine living in a world where your story isn’t being told. Never seeing yourself reflected in the people on TV as they navigate life and share their struggles. Worse yet, never seeing you or your family represented in commercials as people practice daily routines, such as washing their hands with soap or starting a load of laundry. It could feel as if you didn’t exist, at least not in the televised version of the world being depicted. This has been the reality for people in the LGBTQ+ community for decades. Only in the last few years have there been steps towards LGBTQ+ representation in advertising, but there is still work to be done. That’s why P&G is committed to starting this conversation, no matter how difficult.
In 2019, P&G ran a commercial for Gillette that featured a transgender man learning to shave from his father. It was a groundbreaking depiction of a universal right-of-passage, and many LGBTQ+ activists applauded the ad. Others expressed concern about brands jumping on the bandwagon inauthentically. The questions they asked encouraged P&G to examine their intentions and ensure that they didn’t view this advertisement as a one-time opportunity to represent the experiences of transgender men. It’s not always easy to have these conversations in a corporate environment, but P&G knows that visibility and proper representation matters. In the short film, “They Will See You,” we explore the history of LGBTQ+ advertising and meet the inspirational people whose lives have been impacted by seeing their stories represented on screen.
This Great Big Story is by P&G.
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