Secretary Clinton’s Address on the Human Rights of LGBT People (Video and Additonal Resources)

"Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights"

Human rights are inalienable and belong to every person, no matter who that person is or whom that person loves. Since January 2009, Secretary Clinton has championed a comprehensive human rights agenda that includes the protection of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

Watch the Secretary’s address below, or see the transcript in English, 中文, Français, Español, or فارسی .

Also find below additional resources about the U.S. Government's engagement on the human rights of LGBT people. Continue the conversation on Twitter at #Dignity4All.

Mobile device users: See YouTube version

For more specifics on how the U.S. government supports the human rights of LGBT people, see the resources below.

Factsheet on the U.S. Department of State's Engagement
on the Human Rights of LGBT People

Expanded Factsheet on the U.S. Department of State's Engagement
on Human Rights of LGBT People

White House Factsheet

Working to Advance the Human Rights
of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)
Persons Globally

Memorandum from the President

International Initiatives to Advance the
Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
and Transgender Persons

International Voices on the Human Rights of LGBT People

Select a country for more.

* Names and boundary representation are not necessarily authoritative.

Additional Resources

Recent remarks by President Obama on the human rights of LGBT people:

2011-10-01 – Remarks by the President at the Human Rights Campaign's Annual National Dinner

2011-09-20 – Statement by the President on the Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

See WhiteHouse.gov – The President and the LGBT Community for an expanded list.

Secretary Clinton’s remarks on LGBT rights:

2011-06-27 – 2011 Celebration of LGBT Pride Month

2011-06-17 – United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

2011-05-17 – International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

2011-01-27 – Murder of Ugandan LGBT Activist David Kato

2010-12-21 – UN General Assembly Action on Sexual Orientation

2010-10-19 – Message to LGBT Youth

2010-06-27 – Remarks at An Event Celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Month

2009-10-22 – Remarks to the Members of Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies GLIFAA

2009-06-01 – In Recognition of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month 2009

2009-06-18 – Benefits for Same-Sex Domestic Partners of Foreign Service Employees

Recent remarks by Daniel Baer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor:

2011-10-12 – Keynote Address to the Compass to Compassion Conference

2011-08-26 – Keynote Address to the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association


2011-11-17 – U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone Discusses Human Rights of LGBT People

2011-03-22 – Joint Statement on the Rights of LGBT Persons at the Human Rights Council

2010-10-01 – UNHCR Roundtable on Asylum-Seekers and Refugees Seeking Protection on Account of Their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2010-09-20 – The United States Co-Sponsors High-Level Panel on LGBT Rights at the United Nations in Geneva

2010-07-09 – Ugandan Human Rights Activist Focuses on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Advocacy in the United States

Up-to-date searches:

Full search of Department of State releases on LGBT rights

HumanRights.gov search for LGBT

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