With liberty and justice for all: The advancement of LGBTQI+ rights in the U.S.

The movement to safeguard the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) people in the United States is part of a larger U.S. tradition of ensuring minority rights. That tradition began when President Ulysses S. Grant signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1871. Now recognized as the world’s first legislation aimed ... Read More»

U.S. stands with the global LGBTQI+ community

On International Transgender Day of Visibility and every day, the United States defends the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) people around the world. The United States works with groups in over 100 countries to affirm a consistent global message that LGBTQI+ people have the same human rights and fundamental freedoms as ... Read More»

2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month

In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom. We also recognize that LGBTI persons continue to face the threat of violence and discrimination. Violence ... Read More»
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