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Public Service Announcements

Your Own 'Do It Yourself' Psychoanalysis Kit

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.20.2015 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Everyone needs a break from Prilosec and Paxil these days. So here are a few of the funniest, most misguided, sexist, dangerous and just plain stupid mid-century PSAs to perk us all up.

Harm & Neglect: A Black Lives Matter Public Service Announcement

Torri Stuckey | Posted 07.13.2015 | Black Voices
Torri Stuckey

Our voice will always be our greatest weapon. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. I choose to speak life for those whose voices have been eternally silenced.

Beware the Scare Tactics: Stop Negative Portrayals of Disability in PSAs

Emily Ladau | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Emily Ladau

"Stand up to osteoporosis. Before you can't." I'm here to tell you that I'm sitting down, but I'm still on board with the prevention of osteoporosis. These two concepts are not mutually exclusive.

Watch These Kids Find A Way To Ease World Hunger In Under 2 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact

If only the world would approach hunger like two kids at a kitchen table. In a social experiment by advocacy group Action Against Hunger, 20 child...

Less Is No(t) More

Bill McGowan | Posted 03.23.2015 | Media
Bill McGowan

How could a series of authentically emotional responses come across as so disingenuous?

Teens Read Gripping, Real Messages Sent To Peers After They Committed Suicide

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact

A new campaign video is showing why it's never too soon to say something kind. In a PSA by anti-bullying organization Champions Against Bullying, t...

Women Can Do Anything Men Can Do, But Here's One Surprising Thing They're Even Better At

Mary Ann Bauman, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann Bauman, M.D.

Who would have thought that these catchy lyrics from the 1946 Broadway musical Annie Get Your Gun would fit so perfectly into a conversation today about women and heart disease?

Are You as Water Smart as Conan O'Brien?

Steve Fleischli | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green
Steve Fleischli

Conan and Andy are awesome for inspiring needed action, but you'll see that they're also pretty darn water smart.

Why We Must Support Caregivers

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2014 | Fifty
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

Imagine your day goes something like this: You get up, get dressed, cook breakfast, make bag lunches for the kids, drop the kids off at school, rush...

WATCH: Toilet Sings For Us To Do Our Duty

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.14.2013 | Green

If Matt Damon can use humor to improve sanitary conditions across the globe, why can't a singing toilet? In a WaterAid PSA to promote World Toilet ...

This 1970s Smokey Bear PSA Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

Posted 10.23.2013 | Fifty

The friendly, trustworthy bear that reminds you to put out campfires just pulled a fast one on us -- and we're spooked. In fact, after watching this 1...

LOOK: Sexism Is Everywhere, Even On Google

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women

Finding sexism in the world is as easy as typing a few words into the world's largest search engine. A campaign for UN Women shows how gender preju...

Review: How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Fern Siegel

If you watch Mad Men for the campaigns, as much as the back-room machinations, Wendy Melillo's new book, How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America - A History of Iconic Ad Council Campaigns, is an intriguing read.

WATCH: 'NCIS' Star Comes Out -- For LGBT Equality

Posted 04.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Hollywood director Brett Ratner's GLAAD public service announcement series makes its much-anticipated debut this week with a stunning clip starring Pa...

Singapore Anti-Groping PSA Is All Kinds Of Wrong

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 03.12.2013 | Women

For a lesson on how not to address a serious issue like public groping, see this ...

You'll Go Nuts Over This 'Blue Balls Blues' Video

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.07.2013 | Comedy

The award for best new video with puppet testicles is in the bag. Rusty and Vern hang out together to sing the "Blue Balls Blues" in a fun public s...

WATCH: Alabama Releases Graphic Mass Shooting PSA

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

The Alabama Department of Homeland Security wants Alabama residents "to be prepared for the worst." The department has released a graphic public se...

My Queer Wish List for 2013: 10 Out-of-the-Spotlight Hopes for the New Year

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 02.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Josh A. Goodman

As 2012 comes to a close, there is a lot to be thankful for in the LGBT world. But there are plenty of other important issues that receive less attention. Here's my out-of-the-spotlight queer wish list for the New Year.

Star Jones, and Other Celebs Unite to Get Out the Vote

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 12.29.2012 | Black Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

In the weeks before Election Day, voters are again being targeted with intimidation tactics and deceptive practices to confuse or scare them out of casting a ballot. In Ohio and Wisconsin, for example, billboards popped up in primarily African-American neighborhoods with messages such as "Voter Fraud is a Felony! Up to 3½ YRS and a $10,000 Fine," designed to alarm and confuse residents.

City Looks For Actors To Play Homeless In PSA

Posted 04.24.2012 | New York

When the New York City needed to cast a Public Service Announcement featuring homeless characters, it didn't hire any of the city's 41,000 actual home...

WATCH: The Shocking New Teen Rape PSA

Posted 03.07.2012 | Teen

"If you could see yourself, would you see rape?" With this question, a controversial new ad campaign in the UK aims to change the way teens view rape....

WATCH: Eighth Grader's 'Don't Say Gay' PSA

Posted 11.29.2011 | Gay Voices

An eighth grader's hilarious public service announcement on the misuse of the word "gay" is making the rounds of the LGBT blogosphere and beyond. ...

WATCH: Vinny Guadaginino, Kristin Chenoweth, Chaz Bono Speak Out Against LGBT Bullying

Posted 12.13.2011 | Gay Voices

A host of celebrities are teaming up with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for their new "Amplify Your Voice!" campaign to speak ...

Denzel Washington: We Are Failing Our Kids

Posted 11.22.2011 | Education

Academy Award-winning film director Ron Howard, basketball star LeBron James, musical artist Ashanti and Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington...

WATCH: Warning Issued For Military Oversharing Online

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.14.2011 | World

Social media is an undeniable comfort for those in the military and their families as communication from remote areas easier than ever before. But ...