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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Celebrates Pride Month (VIDEO)

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Celebrates Pride Month (VIDEO)

 

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has recorded a special video to celebrate Pride Month.

In the video Clinton says that she is encouraged by the progress on LGBT rights being made the world over, but warns there is still much work left to do.

Watch the video below:

And here are the Secretary of State’s remarks:

I am delighted to join you to celebrate the fundamental freedoms that all human beings deserve – no matter who you are or who you love. This month, and every month, we reaffirm our commitment to making sure that all human beings are equal in dignity and rights under the law.

In the United States and around the world, we see progress being made. The tireless advocacy of generations is helping to bend the arc of history. Barriers are being torn down, discriminatory laws repealed, and millions more around the world are now able live more freely and participate in the future of their communities and countries.

But there is still much more to be done. The LGBT community continues to be persecuted and attacked. Often arrested, beaten, terrorized, and even executed.

United States Embassies and Missions are working to defend the rights of LGBT people of all races, religions, and nationalities. It’s part of our comprehensive human rights policy.

[...]

From Riga, where two U.S. Ambassadors and a Deputy Assistant Secretary marched in solidarity with Baltic Pride; to Nassau, where the Embassy joined together with civil society to screen a film about LGBT issues in Caribbean societies; to Albania, where our Embassy is coordinating the first-ever regional Pride conference for diplomats and activists to discuss human rights and shared experiences. And through the Global Equality Fund that I launched last December, we have strengthened our support for civil society and programs to protect and promote human rights, because we really believe that until full and equal rights are a reality for everyone, our work is not  done.

History proves that the march toward equality and justice will overcome barriers of intolerance and discrimination. But it only will happen if all of us work together. No matter how long the road ahead, I’m confident that we will continue to see progress and success.

So wherever you are this month, I wish you a happy Pride.

 

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2:21PM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

THANK YOU!!!

5:02PM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

Anita W...I'm with you but there will always be people who totally ignore the name of this site...."CARE2" They simple come her to stir up trouble and show their very ignorant asses. Vying for number one is Steve R...notice he always shows up with his usual bits of sarcasm and hate. For him and some of the others here, nothing Hilary can or will do would make a bit of difference to them. People like Steve only want to make fun of her and others want to demonize her. She's a million times smarter than any of the bimbos on their side and so all they have is childish scorn.

2:16PM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

Thank you Steve for the video. Great message!

12:41PM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

thanks.

11:46AM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

Hilary is GAY?

OMG! No wonder Bill "didn't have sex with that woman"...........

Wonder if Hilary will celebrate "straight pride" month too?

7:54AM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

Wow, it would make me feel so good to have a sociopathic control-freak such as Hilary representing me.

7:36AM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

Any public figure shining the light on Gay Rights, is a positive step.....

Stop all the hating comments in this forum.

7:24AM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

Parabéns pela mensagem

6:09AM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

At least we delivered the message....

6:01AM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

What bull.... These political platitudes espoused by Clinton are vomit making. She and her government talk about all the marvellous rights available in one breath, while preventing people from exercising these same rights, when demonstrating against Wall Street excesses, in another. Her caveat "under the law" of course doesn't define whether the law is just or not, so take that with a pinch of salt. The fact that the United States is probably the most law-bound and regulated country on earth, seems to pass her by. Just look at the volume of statutes that existed at the the creation of the Union compared with the avalanche of legal burden that exists today. Freedom - don't make me laugh.

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