Not since 2013, when a boycott of Barilla brand pasta raged around the world, has the Italian company been the focus of so many headlines. Chairman Guido Barilla changed the course of that debacle by recanting some alarming antigay comments he made, in a Facebook post that promised he’d learned his lesson. What he had said was that he “would never do an advertisement with a homosexual family… if the gays don’t like it they can go an eat another brand.” And the backlash got his attention. “Yesterday I apologized for offending many people around the world,” Barilla said in his apology video. “Today I am repeating that apology."
February 9 / LGBTQ Nation