Obama administration: promote LGBT rights around the world
The Obama administration announced on Tuesday last week that the United States would use all the tools of American diplomacy to promote LGBT rights around the world. In a memorandum, Barack Obama and in a speech of Hillary Clinton at the UN Human Rights Council last week, they declared to actively combat efforty by other nations that criminalize LGBTs and their rights.
- Speech of Hillary Clinton at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva (6th December 2011): Remarks in Recognition of International Human Rights Day
- Briefing Paper by Hillary Clinton (2010): “Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights, once and for all.”
- Memorandum von US Präsident Barack Obama (6. Dezember 2011): International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons
- Report in The New York Times on the Memorandum and the speech of Hillary Clinton: U.S. to Aid Gay Rights Abroad, Obama and Clinton Say