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Barilla Boycott

The Loyalty Economy

Paul Gorrell, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Paul Gorrell, Ph.D.

For LGBT folks, a local protest like mine and global protests like those against Barilla and Russian vodka brands are not petty affairs. We want our dollars to go to companies that do good by us. For the LGBT community, the "loyalty economy" will always trump the "'thank you' economy."

Pastamore: A Love Story About Gays and Pasta (NSFW VIDEO)

Carl Sandler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

2013-10-01-pastamorevidstillsmall.pngBarilla boasted that his company would never make a commercial featuring a gay family, so we said, "Fork you, Barilla," and decided to make our own.

12 Pasta Brands That Haven't Pissed Off Gay People

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.27.2013 | Business

Barilla chairman Guido Barilla told those offended by the company's anti-gay ad policy to "eat someone else's pasta." So without further ado, here's a...

Why Barilla Pasta CEO Is So Clueless About Gays

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In Italy what Barilla said is, sadly, too often perfectly acceptable. He was speaking on an Italian radio program. He was likely not very conscious of how the rights and conditions of LGBT people, and the role of women, have changed dramatically in the rest of the industrialized West.

Kim Bhasin

Barilla Chairman: Sorry Not Sorry | Kim Bhasin | Posted 09.27.2013 | Business

The chairman of Barilla Group, the world's largest pasta company, has issued a semi-apology after saying he refuses to feature gay families in adverti...