I'll be doing another annual round up of LGBT+ representation in advertising soon. Spoiler alert: I think the quality of LGBT+ representation during 2017 is on the up and up - at least in the UK.  In places like Australia, the advertising has been pretty grim and shameful during the run up to their plebiscite. 

We're also due to see changes to the UK Advertising Codes being announced in the next month or two, which will reflect the ASA's active intervention in relation to gender stereotyping. I'm very hopeful that these updated rules won't fall into the trap of treating this as a binary issue, and that they won't leave LGBT+ representation out in the cold. 

Even more importantly, I look forward to advertisers taking a lead on these issues, rather than waiting for the ASA to name and shame them to force them in the right direction.