For our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering, we will be discussing advertising in our culture with an emphasis on messages that are directed towards the gay and lesbian community in the world of marketing.
We will share our thoughts about the advertisements and look at questions such as; What are the major themes, ideals, and ideas utilized in advertising to gay and lesbian individuals? Is it just the same as advertisements directed at heterosexual individuals or do we see differences? What is influencing the advertising and how do the advertisements in turn effect the community? Do we see mainstream advertisements in the community engendering respect and helping to affirm the image of God in others or having an adverse effect? What does this mean for our own lives?
Hope to see you there!