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Michael Sam partners with Visa for first endorsement deal

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Michael Sam has partnered with Visa to sign his first endorsement deal, reports ABC News and ESPN. ...

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N.Y. pushes Sochi Games advertisers to speak out in support of LGBT rights

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Thomas DiNapoli
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and New York City Comptroller John Liu are pressuring Olympic advertisers to speak out against Russia's restrictions on gay and transgender rights before the Sochi Winter Games begin in February. ...

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U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv issues first visas to married, same-sex couples

Sunday, August 11, 2013
via: HaaretzIdan Frumin (right) was granted a visa by the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv after his spouse Elad Ben Yosef got a job in the U.S.
TEL AVIV, Israel -- The U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv on Thursday issued the first derivative visas to same-sex spouses. ...

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Organizer: Castro’s daughter denied visa to attend gay rights conference

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Mariela Castro
PHILADELPHIA — The daughter of Cuba President Raul Castro cannot visit Philadelphia to receive an award for her gay rights activism because the State Department has denied her permission to travel there, officials said Thursday. ...

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