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AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson spoke with CNBC about his company's recent statement supporting the LGBT community in Russia.
Last night, NBC began its Olympic coverage with anchor Bob Costas, who didn't waste any time in jumping from the sports and pageantry to Russia's anti-LGBT and human rights violations.
The activists held a banner which said: "Discrimination is incompatible with the Olympic Movement. Principle 6. Olympic Charter."
Just as the world tunes into the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Great Britain's Channel 4 aired a documentary that looks at the anti-LGBT vigilante groups that have been attacking gay men in Russia.
While the world will be watching the Olympic Games in Sochi, GLAAD will continue to raise the profile of LGBT Russians, as a resource to the mainstream media to continue to include Russia's anti-LGBT laws. Our first couple is Oleg Dusaev and Dmitriy Stepanov.
In what is being considered a domino effect, Chobani now joins AT&T and DeVry University in speaking out in support of LGBT Russians.
Eighteen years ago Olympic officials refused to allow the torch to travel through an Atlanta suburb because of its refusal to repeal a resolution condemning gay people.
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.
The 2014 Winter Games in Sochi are just a few days away, and Principle 6 provides an opportunity to shed light on the oppressive anti-gay laws affecting millions of Russian citizens, visiting fans and athletes.
Today, in a post titled "A Time for Pride and Equality," AT&T became the first major US corporation to denounce the draconian anti-gay law in Russia, in anticipation of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.