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Target snubs boycott by featuring same-sex parents in latest campaign

Monday, September 15, 2014
Target
Barely a month after a number of anti-gay groups called for a nationwide boycott of Target stores after the retailer signed on to a legal brief supporting marriage equality, the chain has released a new advertisement featuring same-sex parents. [...]

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Nat’l Organization for Marriage claims boycott has slowed Starbucks’ growth

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The rainbow pride flag atop the Starbucks headquarters in Seattle on Monday, Jne 23, 2014.
The National Organization For Marriage’s two year boycott of global coffee giant Starbucks “has been an abject (and laughable) failure,” reports Jeremy Hooper at Good As You. The pro-equality company maintains 21,000 stores in over 65 countries, and is thriving. NOM, on the other hand, has lost just about every [...]

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Anti-gay groups call for Target boycott over retailer’s support for gay marriage

Friday, August 8, 2014
Target
A number of anti-gay groups are calling for nationwide boycotts of Target after the chain signed on to a legal brief supporting marriage equality. The National Organization for Marriage, the Liberty Counsel and American Decency Association say the company's public support for same-sex marriage is a "slap in the face [...]

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Pasta maker to boost diversity after chairman sparks global LGBT boycott

Monday, November 4, 2013
Guido Barilla
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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‘Ender’s Game’ tops weekend box office receipts despite calls for LGBT boycott

Sunday, November 3, 2013
Harrison Ford (left) and Asa Butterfield in a scene from “Ender’s Game.”
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. [...]

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

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Betty Crocker
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. [...]

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

Sunday, September 8, 2013
Home-Depot
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, said that “after monitoring the [...]

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

Thursday, August 15, 2013
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.
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 [...]

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Latvian distiller owner tries to defuse boycott of Stoli vodka

Friday, August 2, 2013
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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. [...]

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