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NCTE Applauds Obama Administrations Historic Call for LGBT Human Rights Worldwide

In response to Secretary Clinton's speech at the United Nations calling for global support of basic LGBT human rights, and President Obama's Memorandum to federal agencies abroad, NCTE Executive Director Mara Keisling issued the following statement:

Secretary Clinton spoke about LGBT rights at the UN in Geneva and expressed a strong U.S. position in support of respect and fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people worldwide, making a case that ensuring our human rights is a basic responsibility of the United States and the world. Concurrently, President Obama released a Presidential Memorandum directing all federal agencies abroad to promote and protect the human rights of LGBT people in U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance work.The National Center for Transgender Equality applauds their continued leadership in this area.

Read a rough transcript of Sec. Clinton's remarks here

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