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

| Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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
The New York Times
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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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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