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In Norway, a postal campaign put Santa Claus in a gay relationship to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the repeal of the law banning same-sex relationships in the country. The information comes from G1.
Entitled “When Harry Meets Santa“, the video lasts about 40 minutes and features the character Harry, a middle-aged gay man, accidentally catching Santa Claus in his house during Christmas Eve.
The video follows Santa Claus’ visits to Harry’shouse, but their contact is interrupted because the resident of the North Pole has to take the presents for the children.
Then one day, Harry sends a letter to the North Pole declaring his love: “Dear Santa Claus, all I want for Christmas is you.”
Eager for his arrival, Harry rushes to answer the doorbell on yet another Christmas Eve, but instead there is a mail carrier with his presents. When he returns home, he sees that Santa Claus was waiting for him: “I got help this year so I can be with you”, says the old man before approaching for a kiss.
Doritos Mexico launches gay ghost commercial in honor of “Dia de los Muertos”
An animated commercial for Doritos in Mexico went viral by showing a couple of gay ghosts to coincide with the celebrations for the Day of the Dead, a tradition in the country. The information is from Queerty.
Called “Nunca es Tarde Para Ser Quien Eres” (“It’s Never Too Late for You To Be Who You Are”, in free translation), the video shows a family going to a cemetery to make an offering to their deceased “tio Alberto”. At the tomb, an elderly woman says, “My brother, I miss you,” and just then the ghost version of him appears.
After a conversation, he shows another ghost man, leaving the whole family surprised and after questioning who he was, the ghost says “Es Mario, mi pareja” (“My partner”), leaving everyone amazed.
However, his sister, the oldest among all the family, claps her hands and says “what a miracle, I thought I would be alone forever”, and then the family seems to accept the homo-affective relationship of the ghosts. The commercial ends with the couple hugging and the hashtag #OrgulloTodoElAño (“Pride All Year”).
According to a spokesman for Doritos Mexico in an interview with Advocate, the idea of the commercial is to celebrate respect between people. “In Mexico, the Day of the Dead is a celebration of life. It is time to share our respect, love and unity with all those we cherish, even if they are gone.”
“And it’s an opportunity for Doritos Mexico to celebrate our love and commitment to the LGBTQ+ community every day. With the commercial ‘It’s never too late for you to be who you are’, we mean it’s never too late to share who you are, and when you’re ready, we’ll support you.”
This is not the first time that Doritos Mexico has launched a commercial in support of the LGBT cause. In January, they released a video called “El Mejor regalo” (The Best Gift), showing a father seeking to accept his son’s sexual orientation.