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Council Applauds Clinton Speech and White House Announcement in Support of Human Rights for All

clinton-un-geneva-hrd-2011Secretary Clinton made a powerful case today at the UN in Geneva for why the respect and fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people worldwide is of concern to the United States and the world. President Obama also released a Presidential Memorandum today commiting the entire U.S. government to support this important human rights agenda. The Council for Global Equality applauds their leadership.

 

The speech can be viewed via webcast by following the links below:

http://www.humanrights.gov/2011/12/06/human-rights-geneva

http://conx.state.gov/digital-diplomacy/

http://geneva.usmission.gov/2011/12/02/webcast/

If you would like to read the Secretary's remarks: http://www.humanrights.gov/2011/12/06/remarks-in-recognition-of-international-human-rights-day/

Before Secretary Clinton addressed the the full general assembly, she met with LGBT Activists and Supporters from the Diplomatic Corps. You can read her remarks here: http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2011/12/178389.htm

See the Presidential Memorandum – International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of LGBT Persons:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/12/06/presidential-memorandum-international-initiatives-advance-human-rights-l