58.7 F
Park Forest
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Subscribe to eNews Park Forest

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–May 17, 2011. The following remarks are attributed to Secretary of State Clinton.

In every part of the world, men and women are persecuted and attacked because of who they are or whom they love. Homophobia, transphobia and the brutal hostility associated with them are often rooted in a lack of understanding of what it actually means to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). So to combat this terrible scourge and break the cycle of fear and violence, we must work together to improve education and support those who stand up against laws that criminalize love and promote hate. As we mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia this May 17, let us resolve to redouble our efforts.

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am proud to reaffirm our support for LGBT communities at home and abroad, and to call for an end to discrimination and mistreatment of LGBT persons wherever it occurs. Whether by supporting LGBT advocates marching in Belgrade, leading the effort at the United Nations to affirm the human rights of LGBT persons, or condemning a vile law under consideration in Uganda, we are committed to our friends and allies in every region of the world who are fighting for equality and justice. These are not Western concepts; these are universal human rights.

Despite these gains and hard work, there is more to do to turn the tide of inequality and discrimination against the LGBT community. If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, know that the United States stands with you and we are unwavering in our commitment to ending this cycle of hate.

Source: state.gov

Recent Articles

Stay Connected

3,828FansLike
1,274FollowersFollow
575SubscribersSubscribe

Local Advertisers

Dining on the Green, Downtown Park Forest
Prairie State College
Proud member of LION Publishers
DonnerHollen Construction

ENEWSPF NEWS ALERTS

Trending

Park Forest
overcast clouds
58.7 ° F
62.6 °
53.8 °
94 %
0mph
100 %
Thu
83 °
Fri
88 °
Sat
79 °
Sun
79 °
Mon
75 °

About Google Ads

The Google-supplied ads that appear on this website are not reviewed ahead of time and differ for each visitor. If anything offensive, inappropriate, or otherwise unwholesome appears, please notify us so we can take steps to block that specific advertiser. Email the URL or advertiser name to [email protected].