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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:15 AM

Crate & Barrel's Gay Romance

The retailer features a same-sex couple in its online catalog.





"Spend a Saturday night at home, cooking together, dining together. Music, candlelight, and a good bottle of wine, and you can have the table as long as you like."

http://www.buzzfeed.com/stacylambe/crate-barrels-gay-romance

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/Stories/UsandAlways

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Reply Crate & Barrel's Gay Romance (Original post)
Fearless Jan 2013 OP
TxDemChem Jan 2013 #1
Honest_Abe Jan 2013 #2
harmonicon Jan 2013 #3
FreeState Jan 2013 #10
harmonicon Jan 2013 #11
nikto Jan 2013 #4
Gormy Cuss Jan 2013 #5
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #6
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #7
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #8
stevenleser Jan 2013 #9

Response to Fearless (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:18 PM

1. Beautiful

That just put a smile on my face

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:37 PM

2. Here's to the day this isn't news. NM

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Response to Honest_Abe (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:33 PM

3. That day would be today.

It's REALLY not news.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:32 PM

10. How I wish that were true

It may be true for you, however for me it is not. Im in my 40's and I can only name 4-5 times in my life I have seen a family that looks mine represented in mainstream advertising. Its even rarer that you see gay couples presented as couples in a way this ad does (as a normal couple).

We still have a very long long way to go.

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Response to FreeState (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:56 AM

11. I'm not saying it's not rare, but it's not news either.

It's being pushed by crate and barrel (we can argue whether that's nice or cynical on their part elsewhere) to generate some attention, which it has, as evidenced by this thread, but it's not big news. By that I mean it hasn't generated "news" media attention, that's all. Yes, this kind of representation of gay couples in advertising media is rare compared to real life, and maybe that's a shame, but when has advertising been reflective of real lives?

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:15 AM

4. Damn good to see----Crate and Barrel rocks!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:47 PM

5. The photos are in the print catalog too.

I don't recall text associated with it but I noticed the couple in what was clearly a romantic setting.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:22 AM

6. I may now need to take the wife...

and support this by giving them money. I support companies that support equality.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:25 AM

7. As an example...

my asshole Uncle put on Facebook that we should boycott Starbucks because they support gay marriage. I said I used to boycott Starbucks because of the cost, but now I am going to go there more often. He de-friended me, which I like- now I am not getting daily Jeebus updates.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:26 AM

8. Oh, and a happy looking couple. nt

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:58 PM

9. Glad to know this. Just bought some livingroom pieces from them! nt

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