Billboards advertising a new gay and lesbian dating website have been banned in several locations across the country, including a spot in Pinellas County. Censored versions have gone up in their place.
As BeautifulPeople.com prepared for the launch of the LGBT versions of its site, it decided to come up with a playful way of not only advertising its services, but also supporting marriage equality. But Clear Channel Communications refused the use of look-alikes of various political figures in the billboards. Initially, Clearwater was mistakenly identified as the entity banning the billboards, causing a PR headache for the city.