Second USOC Sponsor, DeVry University, condemns Russia's anti-LGBT laws

A second sponsor of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has come out in opposition to Russia's anti-LGBT laws. CNBC reports that DeVry University has joined AT&T in speaking out for LGBT equality in the lead up to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

CNBC tweeted out the news:

CNBC then tweeted out the full statement:

GLAAD's President, Sarah Kate Ellis responded by saying, "It's time for corporations to speak out about how anti-LGBT laws harm all of us. Sponsors of the Olympics need to follow the lead of AT&T and DeVry and show further solidarity with LGBT Russians."

More than 40 leading advocacy organizations, including GLAAD, sent a joint letter to Olympic sponsors, urging the condemnation of Russia's law that has incited anti-LGBT violence and led to arrests and fines for LGBT and pro-LGBT people. Additionally, the letter called for the companies to actively promote equality before and during the games, to monitor human rights abuses at the Olympics, and to ensure future host countries uphold the Olympic Charter.

To learn more about what's happening in Russia, visit glaad.org/Russia. Media can reference GLAAD's Sochi Olympics Playbook.

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