October 20, 2005
Tom! The Token Gay Friend
The Human Rights Campaign has created a couple of public service announcements that are funny, smart and quite possibly…effective (for once).
The spots feature a real cutie named Tom who runs around talking about important matters of the day with his car-fixing buddies and his gal pals. I know I’d wanna talk to Tom about some public servicing – but that’s another post for another day on another site!
Anyway, Tom takes on gender identity, gay marriage and much, much more in a sassy little campaign that reveals a clear change in tactics for the country's largest gay rights organization.
For once, they're actually being gay (as in jolly, handsome and attractive) rather than gay (as in judgmental, humorless and sour).