The LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario): Happy Pride
To bears that drink beer. And divas who turn tequila into mean margaritas. To motorbike dykes who prefer their whisky neat and hair wild. And bisexuals who can’t decide between Cabernet or Chardonnay. To those martini maestros—the guppies—who work their garnish something fierce. And all drag queens that hold lager with grace and élan. To the trans folk who navigate the divide like a rosé wine, brilliantly. And lipstick lesbians who swizzle up Moscow Mules, Singapore Slings, or even a Tokyo Tea. And cheers to those who say spritzer because it sounds sassy.
But most of all, cheers to you.
For Being who you are. and proud of it.
The LCBO – a relatively conservative, government agency – wanted to run an ad in Toronto’s annual pride guide. When they reviewed the concepts internally, gay and lesbian staff immediately gravitated to the cheekiest concept.
Advertising Agency: GJP Advertising & Design, Toronto, Canada
Creative Director: Alan Gee
Art Director: Lisa McCoy
Copywriter: Lino DiNallo
Production Artist: Patrick Conway
Published: June 2010