Wednesday, July 27, 2005

New Sponsors of Dangerous "Lifestyle"

We're adding a few new names to the Hall of Shame, in light of the vile billboard near MIT and the announcement of the gay tourism push by the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau. (Also included are a few new advertisers seen in Bay Windows.) They are all making money by supporting depravity and a dangerous "lifestyle":

American Express, Avis, ClearChannel Communications, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Jury's Boston Hotel, Poirier Appliances (Newton, Norwood), Stolichnaya Vodka.

It's not surprising that these companies and organizations are vying for GLBT money. We came across a report that explains it all:

Latest Analysis by Witeck-Combs Communications and Packaged Facts
Washington, D.C. – January 31, 2005 –

The total buying power of the U.S. gay, lesbian and bisexual (GLB) adult population in 2005 is projected to be $610 billion, according to the latest analysis by Witeck-Combs Communications and Packaged Facts (a division of The estimate was originally derived in a joint study by both organizations entitled, “The U.S. Gay and Lesbian Market.” In 2004, the gay buying power projection was estimated at $580 billion.