Present in gay media periodically (The Advocate
)since August 1995, Bacardi pushed the envelope with this campaign that hit OUT
magazine as variation on television for C1TV. This print ad is one of few to make a matter-of-fact use of a transgender person, rather than using them as the butt of a joke or "surprise" ending, and also includes people of color.
The company's Disaronno Originale brand had an intriguing Canadian gay themed commercial
in 1998 and also entered gay media in June 1999 with an ad showing a lesbian embrace