In the wake of Manny Pacquiao's disparaging comments about gays and lesbians during a recent television interview, Nike stopped selling all of its Pacquiao-branded merchandise and terminated the boxer's endorsement contract. It's a decision that even Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum, agrees with. There is a fear among gay professional athletes, however, that some sponsors' support of the LGBT community may not be as reliable. He returned from Sochi with a silver medal, corporate sponsorships, and newfound fame, due in part to his efforts to rescue five stray dogs from the Russian city's streets. Kenworthy secretly worried, though, that coming out would leave him with nothing more than "a heavy piece of silver. I was so scared of what people would think.
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March 17 is set aside for two celebrations in South Boston. As early as , some people in Boston observed the feast of the apostle to Ireland, and since the day has marked the evacuation of royal troops and Loyalists from the city, prompted by the guns captured at Ticonderoga and set up on Dorchester Heights under General Washington's command. Washington himself reportedly drew on the earlier tradition in choosing "St. Patrick" as the response to "Boston," the password used in the colonial lines on evacuation day.