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Beyond the rainbow: Attitudes of Brazilian consumers regarding homoaffective advertisements

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Abstract

Although there is societal pressure to accept diversity, negative attitudes towards minority groups such as gay men and lesbian women, especially in Brazil, remain widespread. The objective of this study was to examine whether gender, religiosity, and homonegative attitudes are associated with evaluations of homoaffective advertisements, brand, and purchase intentions. A survey with 456 university students from southern Brazil was carried out. The results demonstrate that women have more positive attitudes towards homoaffective advertisements, brands, and purchase intention. Religiosity also interferes with the attitude towards the ads and the attitude towards the brand. When analyzing religiosity and homonegativity by gender in attitudes towards the advertisement, brand, and purchase intention, it is observed that, for men, religion does not interfere in the attitude towards the brand and in the purchase intention. Limitations of the current study, and directions for future research are outlined. 

Keyword : Consumer Behavior, Homoaffective Advertising, Consumer Attitudes, Religiosity, Homonegativity Comportamento do Consumidor, Anúncio Homoafetivo, Atitudes do Consumidor, Religiosidade, Homonegatividade

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Hoffmann, E. M., Barbosa de Souza, M. J., Morrison, M., & Morrison, T. (2021). Beyond the rainbow: Attitudes of Brazilian consumers regarding homoaffective advertisements. Brazilian Business Review, 18(4), 433–449. https://doi.org/10.15728/bbr.2021.18.4.5

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