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Gay son comes out over pasta in Italy’s first LGBT-friendly TV commercial

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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A frozen food company in Italy has produced what is believed to be the first gay-friendly television commercial in the European country often entrenched in homophobia. In the commercial from Findus Foods, a man named Luca and his mother bond over microwaved pasta cooked by Luca’s boyfriend.

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‘New York Times’ illustrated op-ed says Barilla ‘boycott has ended’

Monday, March 17, 2014
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An illustrated tribute of sorts to Barilla pasta appears in the online "Opinion" section of The New York Times, and asserts that a boycott by the gay community has ended because Chairman Guido Barilla's apologized for saying that "gays can go eat another brand" of pasta.

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Barilla (‘gays can go an eat another brand’) Pasta launches NYC restaurant

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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NEW YORK — Barilla pasta, whose chairman came under fire last year when he said gay “can go an eat another brand” of pasta because his family-friendly company would never feature a same-sex couple in its advertising, has opened a new restaurant in New York.

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Pasta maker to boost diversity after chairman sparks global LGBT boycott

Monday, November 4, 2013
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ROME -- Italy-based pasta maker Barilla is pledging to improve diversity after gay rights activists and allies launched a worldwide boycott of its products when a company executive said Barilla would never feature ads depicting gay families.

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You know, it’s not just about the pasta…

Sunday, September 29, 2013
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You all know it’s not about the pasta. It’s about discrimination and intolerance and ignorance. It’s about a mindset that continues on for generations and generations – passed down through a family like Green Bay Packers or Boston Red Sox tickets. When the Chairman knew his words had created a firestorm, he said this: “I only wanted to underline the central role of the woman in the family." Well, as a woman who is also a lesbian, I feel so much better now.

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Barilla pasta chairman posts Facebook video apologizing for anti-gay remarks

Saturday, September 28, 2013
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Facing a worldwide boycott of his products, the chairman of Barilla pasta on Friday issued his second apology in as many days after saying he "would never do an advertisemenet with a homosexual family ... if the gays don’t like it they can go an eat another brand.”

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Chairman of Barilla pasta: ‘Gays can go eat another brand’

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Guido Barilla
Gay rights advocates are calling for a boycott of Barilla, the world's leading pasta maker, after it's chairman said he would never feature a gay couple in his advertisements.

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