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Guido Barilla

Pasta maker to boost diversity after chairman sparks global LGBT boycott

Monday, November 4, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
Harrison Ford (left) and Asa Butterfield in a scene from “Ender’s Game.”

‘Ender’s Game’ tops weekend box office receipts despite calls for LGBT boycott

Sunday, November 3, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- Despite calls for a nationwide boycott due to the anti-gay views of the author on whose novel the film was based, "Ender's Game" scored the No. 1 slot at the weekend box office, earning $28 million in its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. [ Read more → ]
Guido Barilla

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

Thursday, September 26, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
Betty Crocker

FRC: Boycott Betty Crocker for baking wedding cakes for gay couples

Thursday, September 12, 2013
When gay rights advocates criticized Chick-fil-A for the company’s financial support of anti-gay organizations, the Family Research Council decried their “gaystapo tactics.” Apparently, the FRC believes that boycotts are only acceptable if they are organized by conservative groups. [ Read more → ]

Anti-gay hate group claims three-year boycott of Home Depot was a success

Sunday, September 8, 2013
The anti-gay hate group American Family Association (AFA) announced Thursday it was ending its three year boycott of the Home Depot because it was satisfied the home improvement retailer no longer supports gay rights groups. Randy Sharp, director of special projects for American Family Association,... [ Read more → ]
Lefteris Pitarakis, AP Gay rights activists protested in London on Saturday, brandishing doctored images of Russian President Vladimir Putin as they called for a boycott of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi over the country's anti-gay laws.

A gay dad’s open letter to the IOC: Move the damned Olympics already

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Two masters of the art come face to face and battle wits, brawn, and skill to win their meet and emerge victorious. While that could be a description of an instance at the Olympic Games, it is really an observation of the game of chicken being played out now between Russia and the International Olympic Committee. Who will blink first and cave into the other’s will? On the one side you have the Russians with team leader Putin. Their goal is clear. They want it all. They want to oppress LGBT people into nonexistence, and have the rest of the world complacently back off as they do so... [ Read more → ]

Latvian distiller owner tries to defuse boycott of Stoli vodka

Friday, August 2, 2013
RIGA, Latvia — Many gay bars in North America have stopped selling the famous Stolichnaya vodka brand to protest Russia's crackdown on the gay community. But the vodka's maker has joined forces with Latvia's leading gay rights group to say that the boycott is misplaced. [ Read more → ]
Stolichnaya, the most recognizable name among Russian vodkas, is at the center of a boycott over Russia's anti-gay laws.

LGBT advocates target Russian vodkas in response to anti-gay legislation

Friday, July 26, 2013
LGBT activists, led by Seattle-based advice columnist and "It Gets Better" campaign founder Dan Savage, have launched a boycott of Russian vodka in response to anti-gay legislation signed by Russian president Vladimir Putin, and increased violence against LGBT citizens in Russia. [ Read more → ]
Chris Pizzello, Invision/APGavin Hood (far left) director of "Ender's Game," with (left to right) cast members Hailee Steinfeld and Asa Butterfield and producer Bob Orci, at a preview event for the film at the 2013 Comic-Con International Convention on Wednesday in San Diego, Calif.

‘Ender’s Game’ stars address boycott over author’s anti-gay views

Thursday, July 18, 2013
SAN DIEGO -- Real-world issues are rare at Comic-Con where fantasy almost always trumps reality. But for the stars and the director of "Ender's Game," comments made by Orson Scott Card regarding gay marriage are leading to questions about the issue as they promote the science fiction film. [ Read more → ]
"Ender's Game" promotional photo

‘Ender’s Game’ studio: Anti-gay author’s views are ‘completely irrelevant’ to film

Friday, July 12, 2013
Lionsgate Entertainment, the studio behind the upcoming science-fiction epic “Ender’s Game,” responded Friday to an impending boycott of the film by gays rights advocates, and said the reasoning behind the effort is "completely irrelevant" to the film. [ Read more → ]

Mormon-owned NBC affiliate refuses to air gay-themed sitcom

Sunday, August 26, 2012
The NBC television affiliate in Salt Lake City, Utah -- which is owned by the Mormon Church -- said it will not air a new gay-themed sitcom, calling it "inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time." [ Read more → ]

Fred Karger launches Amway boycott over donation to anti-gay NOM

Friday, August 3, 2012
LGBT activist Fred Karger and his advocacy group "Rights Equal Rights" on Friday launched a global boycott targeting multi-level marketing company Amway over a $500,000 donation by the company's founder to the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage. [ Read more → ]

Boycotts: A leftist tactic by gays, but a ‘Christian value’ when gays are the target

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
It should be apparent where there is a hefty opposition to Chick-fil-A, by the LGBT community and those who value their equality. Unsurprisingly, however, many right wingers, who sympathize with Chick-fil-A’s homophobic views, have labeled this opposition as “bullying,” “leftist intolerance,” “an affront to Christianity,” and “an attack on Chick-fil-A’s free speech.” They say this as if boycotts are a new phenomenon, or as if they are an exclusively “leftist” tactic. [ Read more → ]

Are boycotts moral? For the Religious Right, it depends on who they’re targeting

Friday, July 27, 2012
As Chick-fil-A, a company that bankrolls anti-gay groups and whose CEO has said marriage equality is inviting God’s judgment, faces a national backlash for its opposition to gay rights, once again the Religious Right is employing an almost pathetic use of double standards... [ Read more → ]

AFA floats Google boycott over campaign to decriminalize homosexuality

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Google announced a new international campaign called Legalize Love “to decriminalize homosexuality and eliminate homophobia around the world,” and of course, the American Family Association is now weighing a boycott of Google products since the organization is already “boycotting efforts similar to this with other businesses,” like Home Depot and Oreo cookies. [ Read more → ]

More fodder for ‘One Million’ moms: JC Penney ad features gay dads

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Retailer JC Penney just hasn't gotten the message -- the rabidly anti-gay group One Million Moms "is disturbed" over "another homosexual ad" from JC Penney, this one featuring two real-life gay dads celebrating Father's Day. [ Read more → ]

‘Cancel homosexual superheroes immediately,’ says ‘One Million’ Moms

Friday, May 25, 2012
The notoriously anti-gay group that bills itself as One Million Moms, but in reality has only about 47,000 supporters judging by its Facebook page, is now targeting Marvel and DC Comics over their announcements to introduce and marry gay characters in their mainstream comics. [ Read more → ]

‘One Million’ moms target JC Penney again, this time over lesbians in catalog

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The group "One Million Moms" -- and its 46,000 members -- is once again taking aim at retailer JC Penney, this time for featuring a lesbian couple in its Spring catalog. [ Read more → ]

‘One Million Moms’ targets Urban Outfitters over catalog kiss

Sunday, April 15, 2012
After failing to force JC Penney to fire Ellen DeGeneres as its spokesperson, and Toys R Us to pull a gay Archie comic from its shelf, the anti-gay "One Million Moms" group has now targeted appearal retailer Urban Outfitters over a photo in its April catalog of two women kissing. [ Read more → ]

Gay activist calls for boycott of retailers supporting Christian Values Network

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
San Francisco based gay activist and blogger Roy Steele is organizing, and calling for a nationwide boycott of retailer’s enrolled in the Christian Values Network (CVN) shopping web portal, including Sears, Walmart, Sam's Club and Target. [ Read more → ]

Christian hate groups call for boycott of Old Navy over pride shirts

Thursday, June 9, 2011
Christian hate groups are taking aim at Old Navy over the retailer's decision to sell a line of gay pride t-shirts in a handful of stores during June LGBT pride month, suggesting that God-fearing homophobes take their business elsewhere. [ Read more → ]

Target shareholders pepper CEO over donations to anti-gay politicians

Thursday, June 9, 2011
Target Corp. Chairman Gregg Steinhafel on Wednesday faced some unexpected questions at the company’s annual meeting from shareholders who wanted answers about the company’s funding of anti-gay politicians. [ Read more → ]

Rosie dumps Trump after GLAAD calls for boycott against Trump’s businesses

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Rosie O’Donnell will not be staying at the Trump Chicago hotel while she tapes her new talk show for the Oprah Winfrey Network, a rep for O’Donnell told The Advocate on Tuesday. Last week, O'Donnell mentioned on a radio show that she was going to... [ Read more → ]
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