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Even the 100th Oreo Includes a Gay Twist

Even the 100th Oreo Includes a Gay Twist

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It turns out that even the final Oreo in its campaign of 100 clever designs includes a gay reference.

Already the 100th anniversary ad campaign, called "The Daily Twist," had created headlines by including a rainbow-colored cookie as an ode to gay pride. Then it launched designs to celebrate gay artists and even a tribute to Project Runway.

The much-anticipated last image, just released today, celebrates the anniversary of the first high five. Few realize the high five was very likely invented by a gay man.

Los Angeles Dodger Glenn Burke was the first baseball player to come out as gay, doing so after leaving the major leagues. And during a game on October 2, 1977, versus the Houston Astros, he thrust his hand in the air to greet a teammate rounding the bases for a home run.

Burke later explained that it just "seemed like the thing to do."

RELATED: More about the gay history of the high five.

RELATED: A gallery of the "other" gay Oreos from the 100th anniversary ad campaign.

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Lucas Grindley is VP and Editorial Director for Here Media, which is parent company to The Advocate. His Twitter account is filled with politics, Philip Glass appreciation, and adorable photos of his twin toddler daughters.
Lucas Grindley is VP and Editorial Director for Here Media, which is parent company to The Advocate. His Twitter account is filled with politics, Philip Glass appreciation, and adorable photos of his twin toddler daughters.