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June 18, 2018

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More Companies Change Ad Strategy To Include Interracial Couples, LGBT Community
Minority groups, including biracial families and the LGBT community, say they continue to be let down by brands that fail to create diverse and inclusive advertising.

June 12, 2018

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LGBTQ equality in corporate America: Where are all the queer CEOs?
The age of marriage equality has pressured companies to become more inclusive, but leadership is still often dominated by straight white men.

June 10, 2018

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Teen, who attempted suicide seven times, builds apps that saved her life and others
Sitting alone in a lifeguard tower watching the sun sink below the horizon, Amanda Southworth had a decision to make.

June 06, 2018

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AEG & Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Team Up to Battle LGBTQ Youth Homelessness
AEG has partnered with Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund to help put an end to LGBTQ youth homelessness.

June 02, 2018

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LGBT+ business community myGwork gets revamp
Entrepreneurial twins Adrien and Pierre Gaubert are re-inventing the way LGBT+ professionals find and secure jobs with myGwork, the LGBT+ business community. Dubbed the “pink LinkedIn”, myGwork is con...

June 01, 2018

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AT&T ’Turns Up The Love’ with Unprecedented Multi-Year Commitment to Support The Trevor Project and $1 Million Donation
As a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ community, AT&T* is proud to announce a $1 million donation and multi-year initiative with The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing cris...

May 28, 2018

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Pride and Prejudice 2018: Pushing forward the global agenda for LGBT rights through advocacy
The Economist Events hosted its third-annual Pride and Prejudice event to explore how united efforts among leaders in business, politics and society can improve the legal rights and societal treatm...

May 21, 2018

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LGBT Bold Introduces Ji Strangeway
Ji Strangeway is the author of "Red As Blue” -  a hybrid graphic novel that combines prose and screenplay with illustrations. The throwback tale of an angsty, teen girl who stumbles he...

May 18, 2018

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David Jefferys, President, Altus Agency and Executive Director, LGBT Meeting Planners Association
“Get Your History Straight and You’re Night Life Gay” was a ground breaking national tourism campaign. Executive Director Matt Cabrey of Select Greater Philadelphia, a council of the...

May 16, 2018

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Hilton Names Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Hilton has named Jon Muñoz as Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion. In his new role, Muñoz will oversee Hilton’s global diversity management practice, focusing on devel...

May 15, 2018

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Out for Undergrad (O4U) and Ogilvy Partner on 2018 Marketing Conference
Out for Undergrad (O4U), creator of the nation's most prestigious LGBTQ undergraduate leadership training conferences has named Ogilvy, one of the world's largest marketing communications companies an...

May 12, 2018

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LGBT leadership course: how to be out in front in business
Dedicated leadership courses are helping LGBT executives overcome obstacles and advance in their careers

May 02, 2018

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Pride and Prejudice Summit 2018: Translating good intentions into meaningful global action for LGBT

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ConnXus Introduces Diverse Marketplace and E-Commerce Beta
The global leader in supplier management software, ConnXus, today announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind Diverse Marketplace and e-commerce site beta. The beta program will run through Fall of 20...

April 26, 2018

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PRESS PASS Q: PRESSING QUESTIONS: Focus magazine of Tennessee
Interview with Publisher Ray Rico - Focus Mid-South, based in Memphis and Focus Middle Tennessee, based in Nashville

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PRESS PASS Q: Lesbian mag Curve reinvented as a quarterly
Popular national lesbian magazine Curve has reinvented itself in a time of changing trends in readership. Most notably, the magazine will now be published on a quarterly basis instead of monthly.

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James Felton Keith: How LGBTQ Entrepreneurs Can Get Involved In Politics
I spoke with James Felton Keith at StartOut's Congressional LGBTQ Entrepreneur Summit about why he decided to run for office, how to start getting politically active as an entrepreneur and how importa...

April 24, 2018

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LGBT Bold Introduces Michaela Mendelsohn
Michaela Mendelsohn can talk about her relentless work as a transgender activist, helping the restaurant industry become more inclusive and better tap the talent pool of transgender employees with her...

April 23, 2018

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The Work Flow We Use When Reaching the LGBTQ Community Online
In years past, when a client was looking to reach the LGBTQ community online, we would start with their ad creative and go from there, adapting and maximizing it to optimal banner ad sizes, both for t...

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Pre-Conference Reception | IGLTA Convention in Toronto | May 8, 2018
This reception is our way of CELEBRATING and BRINGING TOGETHER all of the incredible people we've worked with in Toronto over the years, while partnering with organizations that have been instrumental...

April 20, 2018

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America’s 2018 ’Best-of-the-Best’ Corporations for Inclusion Named by NGLCC and Partners in the National Business Inclusion Consortium
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, in collaboration with its partners in the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), has named the third an...

April 19, 2018

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Couple advocates for LGBT acceptance through new ad campaign
The couple is working with the Beyond I Do campaign to raise awareness for LGBT.

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Why the “Pink Economy” is the Future of Tech Industry Growth
There’s a paradox when it comes to LGBTQ people’s involvement with the inception and growth of the tech industry. There’s a paradox when it comes to LGBTQ people’s involvement with the inception and…

April 10, 2018

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Stock photos show transgender people in a whole new light — as simply being human
10 transgender people in the UK have just become stock photo models after a collection of images of them was made available on Adobe Stock.

April 09, 2018

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LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Adds Two Executive Board Members
Derrick M. Johnson II and Tony Scurry bring complementary skills to the young organization.

April 05, 2018

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Brand|Pride - Events-Swag-Social
Award winning, LGBT-owned and certified businesses ZippyDogs, IM Creative and Pink Banana Media have united to offer you a comprehensive suite of Pride-related services that ensures your planning, del...

April 02, 2018

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2018 Hong Kong LGBT+ Public Champion Award Finalists & Online Public Voting
As part of our 2018 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards, Community Business is delighted to announce the finalists of our LGBT+ Public Champion Award. This Award aims to recognise a public figure (eg. po...

March 29, 2018

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LGBT Bold Introduces Mona Elyafi of ILDK Media
First, tell us about your business. What does your company do? What markets does it serve? ILDK Media is a boutique PR company based in Los Angeles. It specializes in LGBTQ+ PR campaigns, Entertainmen...

March 28, 2018

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The Authentiic Leader - The Leader We Need
The world is craving a new type of leader — people with real, relatable stories and the courage to live and lead with a clear sense of purpose. Authenticity and honest relationships are valued a...

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CGLCC Thought Leadership Series - The Economics of Tourism
With the world’s largest LGBT tourism conference, IGLTA, being held in Toronto May 9-12, CGLCC is dedicating a Thought Leadership Series session specifically to tourism, and to take an in-depth ...

March 25, 2018

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An Interview With Revry Co-Founder & CEO Damian Pelliccione
One of the best things about being part of the project team behind the LGBT Foundation and the launch of the LGBT Token is the people involved. We’ve assembled an incredible team of advisors and...

March 13, 2018

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Dow's New CEO James Fitterling Among Few Gay 500 CEOs
Times are changing. Soon-to-be Dow CEO James "Jim" Fitterling is one of maybe just two openly gay Fortune 500 CEOs, behind Apple's Tim Cook.

March 09, 2018

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VIDEO: Focus Group Radio with Matt Skallerud / Pink Banana Media and the #ILoveGay Network
Check out this 30-minute clip from our recent interview with the John Nash & Tim Bennett of the Focus Group Radio, where we talk about the power of social media, especially Instagram and Twitter, ...

March 05, 2018

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Getting Ahead in Business: Matt Skallerud of Pink Banana Media
Anchors Media is all about business and spotlighting those who have met their goals in order to make a difference in society. Life is too short not to celebrate achievements small or large, right? We ...

March 02, 2018

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Skyy Vodka launches cans with engagement rings to support LGBT rights
Campari-owned vodka brand Skyy has unveiled a limited edition, pre-mixed lime and soda expression which features an ‘engagement ring’ in the place of the ring-pull to celebrate equal marri...

February 21, 2018

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Design & Development Shop Strv Announces New Strv Labs Division, Change in Leadership and a Reality TV Show Championing Female Founders
STRV, a leading Silicon Valley app and web development studio, is creating a new STRV Labs division to bring to market more innovative, customized apps as well as potentially an incubator, in conjunct...

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Pride in London appoints Eulogy as lead agency partner
Pride in London has appointed PR agency Eulogy as its lead agency partner and BMB as its creative agency ahead of this year's main parade and festival in July.

February 19, 2018

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Introducing the Resort on Carefree Blvd
Vibrant, Caring, Connected.  New friends are waiting to share your favorite pastimes. Other lesbians looking out for each other. Where you can thrive. Join Us!

February 18, 2018

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An Interview With Global Forum on MSM & HIV Executive Director George Ayala
One of the best things about being part of the project team launching the LGBT Foundation and preparing for the LGBT Token Sale is the people involved. We’ve assembled an incredible team of advisors…

February 17, 2018

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Tampa Bay Wave collaborates with The Nielsen Foundation to launch the TechDiversity Accelerator
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February 13, 2018

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LGBT Marketing Conference | Gay & Lesbian Advertising Conference
CMI's 11th Annual LGBT Marketing & Advertising Symposium, Thursday, May 17, 2018, 8:30am - 6:30pm @ Google NYC

February 03, 2018

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How Do You Select LGBT Media For Your Marketing Mix in 2018?
Have you seen the trend where most media companies today spend all of their marketing time speaking about themselves? Take a look at their social media activity... is their main goal to simply drive t...

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Virgin Flies the Flag for LGBT Inclusivity
Joining Open for Business coalition bolsters Virgin's reputation as an inclusive employer and brand

January 30, 2018

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Burson-Marsteller UK poaches MSLGroup's Avril Lee to lead healthcare
Burson-Marsteller has appointed MSLGroup's EMEA head of healthcare to lead its own health practice in the UK, PRWeek has learned.

January 29, 2018

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Diageo North America Wins Corporate Equality Award From Human Rights Campaign
Diageo North America, a global leader in beverage alcohol, announced that it will receive the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Award at the 2018 HRC Greater New York Gala on Saturday, Fe...

January 26, 2018

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Mariah Hanson: How She Built A Successful Music Festival For LGBTQ Women
What does it take to build an event attended by over 15,000 women annually for over two decades? I asked the founder of the Dinah, one of the world's largest events for lesbians and women of all backg...

January 25, 2018

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ConnXus Partners with National LGBT Chamber of Commerce to Increase Inclusive Procurement Efforts
ConnXus today announced its corporate partnership with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), accelerating the supplier management company's mission to open inclusive procurement opportunities...

January 18, 2018

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Hornet Commissioned First Study From Nielsen To Determine Impact Of LGBTQ-Themed Advertising
New study from the world's leading gay social network finds that LGBTQ themed ads garner more brand trust, brand recall and purchase intent.

January 14, 2018

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Here's How This Air Force Reserves Pilot Became A Gay Multimedia Powerhouse
LGBTQ people can learn a lot from a former military veteran who, at 39, was afraid to come out to his Sicilian-Catholic mother and since became a multimedia publishing powerhouse for LGBTQ people, tra...

January 10, 2018

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Meet the Filipino editor behind Condé Nast’s new LGBT-focused publication
Meredith Talusan is responsible for them., the first LGBT-focused title for Condé Nast, the media company which publishes Vogue, Vanity Fair, Pitchfork, and The New Yorker.

January 04, 2018

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If States Got LGBT-Friendlier, They Could Earn Billions
Studies show that states lose millions when they discriminate against LGBT people. They are also losing out on potentially billions of dollars by failing to pass pro-LGBT laws.

January 02, 2018

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Sexual Wellness Market in the US 2017-2021: Growing LGBT Population in Country
Sexual wellness widely refers to wellbeing related to sexuality. Products that enhance sexual health and experience include condoms, sensual lingerie, lubricants, sex toys, contraceptives, costumes, a...

December 27, 2017

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Not just for hookups anymore: Grindr is now a media company, too
Zach Stafford and Trish Bendix explain why Grindr is publishing a queer lifestyle magazine called Into, on the latest Recode Decode.

December 22, 2017

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Hornet Expands Sales and Marketing Team with Addition of Executives from Conde Nast, Viacom and Pride Media
Former Here Media executive Josh Rosenzweig, Conde Nast advertising director Jillian Rendace and Viacom executive Sam Sim Morgan to bolster Hornet's marketing, sales and partnership efforts

December 21, 2017

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Gay publisher buys Bay Area Reporter
The Bay Area Reporter has been sold to a gay man who has helmed the legacy LGBTQ publication in various capacities for more than 20 years. Michael Yamashita, who has been the publisher of the B.A.R. s...

December 20, 2017

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Why are advertisers still failing to represent lesbians?
Research shows lesbians are one of the least well-represented communities in advertising, putting brands at risk of alienating this group of consumers.

December 14, 2017

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LGBT businesses seek share of contracts Philly awards to minorities
Evan Urbania, who leads the Center City public relations firm Chatterblast, understands why Philadelphia has long devoted a share of public contracts to companies owned by minorities: It helps close t...

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PG&E Recognized for Excellence in Diverse Supplier Spend
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) was recognized for supplier diversity excellence by being named to the Billion Dollar Roundtable (BDR). The company joins an exclusive group of United State...

December 12, 2017

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LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Announces 2018 Executive Board
Today the LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBTMPA) announces its 2018 Executive Board members. Jim Clapes will serve as Board Chairman and James Delmar and Lexi Dinyovszky join Clapes as Execu...

December 08, 2017

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PRWeek U.S. Awards 2018 shortlist revealed
PRWeek U.S. Awards 2018 shortlist revealed... includes Los Angeles LGBT Center and Weber Shandwick: F*ck w/out Fear, PrEP Here

December 07, 2017

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Equality beyond Christmas: The Advertising Diversity Taskforce
Our Chief Strategy Officer, Mobbie on our dedication to diversity and making the industry more inclusive.

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Disney moves away from dad stereotypes as audience attitudes shift
The news comes as more marketers and industry groups look to address gender stereotypes in content. With the evolving American family, parents expect their realities to be reflected in media and adver...

December 06, 2017

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Pride and Prejudice 2018 by The Economist - New York, Hong Kong & London
Hear from some of the most influential business decision-makers, government policy-makers, and innovative thinkers from across the globe, discussing an unbiased, content-driven and business-oriented a...

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Grindr is trying to shake up the sleepy LGBTQ media sector with its new millennial lifestyle magazine Into
Grindr's got a very distinct reputation: as a hookup app for gay men.  But the company behind it always saw itself are more than that — as a media enterprise for the millennial LGBTQ commun...

November 30, 2017

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Why It’s Critical Brands Take a Stand on Tough Social Issues
Marketers have to summon courage and voice in the face of our myriad societal controversies.

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Pluralsight One To Host Utah's First-Ever Hour of Code Workshop For LGBTQ+ Youth at Encircle's IGNITE Summit
Pluralsight, the enterprise technology learning platform, today announced that its philanthropic entity Pluralsight One will host Utah's first-ever Hour of Code workshop for LGBTQ+ youth at Encircle's...

November 18, 2017

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This Queer Couple Creates The Grandest Events For Today's Biggest Companies
Couples, especially same-sex couples, who want to go into business together can't find better models than Scott Ihrig and Shannon Morrison of IM Creative. Their rags to riches story set the bar for ga...

November 17, 2017

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HP Furthers Its Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion With Its Latest LGBTQ-Focused Initiative
The brand created a new campaign and hiring initiative to be more inclusive, and reflect the makeup of the country.

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USC Annenberg Launches Annenberg Inclusion Initiative
The global leader in entertainment research has expanded its focus, renamed its groundbreaking Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative, and created a new advisory board - Universal Music Group...

November 16, 2017

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Out for Undergrad Announces Dr. Cindi Love New Executive Director
Out for Undergrad (O4U) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Cindi Love as its new Executive Director effective January 2, 2018. McCormack+Kristal conducted the nationwide search for O4U, the...

November 14, 2017

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The fifth edition of The Business and Human Rights Review from Allen & Overy is published
How do business and the legal profession protect human rights? The fifth edition of The Business and Human Rights Review is published by Allen & Overy's Human Rights Working Group.

November 10, 2017

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Pernod Ricard USA Earns Top Marks in 2018 Corporate Equality Index
Pernod Ricard USA believes now, more than ever, in the responsibility to bring visibility and pride to diversity, receiving a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Founda...

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An Ad Agency Is Opening the First HIV-Positive Restaurant in Toronto
Bensimon Byrne battles food-prep stigma with Casey House.

November 09, 2017

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New #LoveOverBias Winter Olympics Ad Spotlights Moms of LGBT Youth
Ooh child, things are gonna get easier...

November 08, 2017

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Grindr Expands With Millennial-Focused News Platform
Grindr is more than just an online dating and social site for gay and bisexual males. The company is launching a Millennial-focused online news platform called Into. Peter Sloterdyk, vice president, g...

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