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For our third day in Chamonix, we hopped across the border to the Italian resort of Courmayeur, where Mont Blanc becomes Monte Bianco, a chalet becomes a rifugio (with delicious cappuccino), a lunch of steaming brick oven pizzas is followed-up by free limoncello and delicious red wine flows freely at après. Belíssima!

For our third day in Chamonix, we hopped across the border to the Italian resort of Courmayeur, where Mont Blanc becomes Monte Bianco, a chalet becomes a rifugio (with delicious cappuccino), a lunch of steaming brick oven pizzas is followed-up by free limoncello and delicious red wine flows freely at après. Belíssima!

Entire copper buckets full of limoncello, kept cool by snow. What else were we to do after lunch but have some?!?? #italy #courmayeur #alps #skibums #ski #skiing #snowboard #snowboarding #chamonix #chamonixbums #gay #lgbt

Entire copper buckets full of limoncello, kept cool by snow. What else were we to do after lunch but have some?!?? #italy #courmayeur #alps #skibums #ski #skiing #snowboard #snowboarding #chamonix #chamonixbums #gay #lgbt

We didn’t do it. We swear. But we may have named her Charlie the Chamois. #courmayeur #christiania #lunch #italy #gay #lgbt #ski #skiing #snowboard #snowboarding #skibums

We didn’t do it. We swear. But we may have named her Charlie the Chamois. #courmayeur #christiania #lunch #italy #gay #lgbt #ski #skiing #snowboard #snowboarding #skibums

Barilla Pasta Won't Feature Gay Families In Ads, Says Critics Can 'Eat Another Brand Of Pasta'

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@HuffPostGay:

The chairman of Barilla Group says his company will not feature gay families in advertisements for his products because he likes the “traditional” family. If someone disagrees, well, they can go “eat another brand of pasta.”

Guido Barilla made the anti-gay comments during an interview with La Zanzara on Radio24 Wednesday. The radio host asked him why his company does not have ads with gay families.

"We have a slightly different culture," Barilla said, per a Huffington Post translation of the interview. "For us, the ‘sacral family’ remains one of the company’s core values. Our family is a traditional family. If gays like our pasta and our advertisings, they will eat our pasta; if they don’t like that, they will eat someone else’s pasta. You can’t always please everyone not to displease anyone. I would not do a commercial with a homosexual family, not for lack of respect toward homosexuals – who have the right to do whatever they want without disturbing others – but because I don’t agree with them, and I think we want to talk to traditional families. The women are crucial in this.”

Barilla said he respects people’s right to do what they want without disturbing others, but that he does not agree with gay adoption.

"I respect same-sex marriage because that concerns people who want to contract marriage, but I absolutely don’t respect adoptions in gay families, because that concerns a person who is not the people who decide," he added.

After his comments hit the press, he took to Twitter to apologize for the misstep,tweeting: “I apologize very much for having offended the sensibilities of many. I have the deepest respect for all the people without distinction.”

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Torino, Italy’s LGBT film festival has released a short film ad that’s simply too awesome not to share!

Cortina d'Ampezzo: Dolomiti Superski

Dolomiti Superski videoWatch the video in the upper right corner — STUNNING. Cortina is easily one of the world’s most beautiful ski areas… and we can’t wait to be there!