"> Name: Gay health ads removed from Bronx bus shelters

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  North America

SubjectSexual/Gender Orientation

MediumCommercial Advertising

Artist: Bronx Lesbian and Gay Health Resource Consortium

Confronting Bodies: Infinity Broadcasting's Infinity Outdoor division

Date of Action: 2004

Specific Location: Bronx, New York

Description of Artwork: One advertisement featured two men embracing with a caption that read, "I'm not gay, but I sometimes have sex with other guys." Another was intended to reach lesbians and a third ad showed a lone man with a caption about finding gay men's healthcare.

Description of Incident: The Bronx Lesbian and Gay Health Resource Consortium sponsored an ad campaign to increase awareness of healthcare and HIV protection for homosexual populations in the Bronx. Infinity Outdoor pulled the advertisements featuring the two men from city bus stops in the Bronx after recieving complaints. The complaints focused on the ad's reference to sex. A spokesman from Infinity Outdoor suggested that the removal of the posters was not widespread but rather a "case-by-case basis."

Results of Incident: Infinity Outdoor replaced the controversial posters with the two other ads in the consortium's campaign.

Source: The New York Times

Submitted By: NCAC

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