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.
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For more specifics on how the U.S. government supports the human rights of LGBT people, see the resources below.
International Voices on the Human Rights of LGBT People
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Recent remarks by President Obama on the human rights of LGBT people:
Remarks by the President at the Human Rights Campaign's Annual National Dinner
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 Celebration of LGBT Pride Month
United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
Murder of Ugandan LGBT Activist David Kato
UN General Assembly Action on Sexual Orientation
Message to LGBT Youth
Remarks at An Event Celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Month
Remarks to the Members of Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies GLIFAA
In Recognition of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month 2009
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:
Keynote Address to the Compass to Compassion Conference
Keynote Address to the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone Discusses Human Rights of LGBT People
Joint Statement on the Rights of LGBT Persons at the Human Rights Council
UNHCR Roundtable on Asylum-Seekers and Refugees Seeking Protection on Account of Their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
The United States Co-Sponsors High-Level Panel on LGBT Rights at the United Nations in Geneva
Ugandan Human Rights Activist Focuses on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Advocacy in the United States
Full search of Department of State releases on LGBT rights
HumanRights.gov search for LGBT