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Hillary Clinton Announces Global Initiative To Support Gay Rights

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This is such a HUGE, inspiring step forward.

Hillary Clinton spoke at the United Nations offices in Geneva on Tuesday and announced the Global Equality Fund, backed by her and President Obama, which is a new global initiative to support gay rights.

The U.S. has committed $3 million to a fund that will work to support LGBT rights worldwide.

In her speech, she said:

"It is a violation of human rights when people are beaten or killed because of their sexual orientation, or because they do not conform to cultural norms about how men and women should look or behave.

It is a violation of human rights when governments declare it is illegal to be gay or allow those who harm gay people to go unpunished. It is a violation of human rights when life-saving care is withheld from people because they are gay, or public spaces are out of bounds to people because they are gay.

Being gay is not a Western invention. It is a human reality."

Yes! Yes! Yes! This is such a momentous occasion and is most definitely a day to remember. We can't even begin to tell you how proud we are of our country for finally taking such an important step forward in human rights and equality. Brings tears to our eyes.

To listen to Hillary's inspiring speech, click above.

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18 comments to “Hillary Clinton Announces Global Initiative To Support Gay Rights”

  1. 1

    Holy crap. I like her and what not but wow she looks awful. She needs a better stylist.

  2. 2

    The priorities in this country are just so fckd up. Money for gay rights abroad? WTF? We are in debt, so this is borrowed money we are giving to such a frivolus, pathetic cause.

  3. Wrenn says – reply to this


    Our government has important things to deal with than gay issues…jobs, economy, gas prices, lack of affordable healthcare, immigration…just to name a few. Most Americans could care less about the gays.

  4. 4

    what a truly inspiring speech and initiative. makes me proud to be american. thank you, hilary for speaking so eloquently on the rights of all people, including lgbt people. such an important historical moment. brava!

  5. 5

    Re: Wrenn – Most Americans are uneducated and ignorant. The expression is: "I couldn't care less." If you COULD care less…you care.

  6. 6

    Re: Truth_Is_A-Virus – Meanwhile gays are executed or imprisoned in many countries around the world just for being gay. Ya. Money so you can buy fast food and video games is FAR more important.

  7. sanaa says – reply to this


    Thorough speech, got past the fluff and into some gritty points. Real talk Hilary! She's a late bloomer but finally being the instrument for change she always strived for.

  8. 8

    Thank you Hillary Clinton for bringing awareness and hope to the world. :)

  9. 9

    this is so inspiring!!!

  10. bbcb says – reply to this


    Re: Truth_Is_A-Virus – You need to get some perspective.

  11. bbcb says – reply to this


    Re: Truth_Is_A-Virus – Stop building up your Military ,then maybe your countrry could save some money. oops sorry I forgot that your country rules the world.

  12. 12

    Re: bbcb – Perfect! So true. For a bunch of self=proclaimed, God-fearing Christians, Americans have killed a crap-load of innocent women and children in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  13. 13

    Bravo Secretary of Sate Hillary Clinton!
    I never thought I would see anything like this in my lifetime.

  14. 14

    This woman is a psychopath.

  15. 15

    Good day for good people. Sorry, haters. Things just get worse for you, don't they?

  16. 16

    OMG…. amazing!
    THanks Hillary!
    I teared up during her speach… I pray that one day people around the world will have equal rights!

  17. 17

    Re: JasonDiggy – Most Americans are not uneducated and ignorant. By saying that, you're clearly the ignorant one. Have you been on holiday to Florida once and occasionally watch American TV shows, and now are the expert on all things American? We have a large population of brilliant, educated people, but the idiots, sadly, have a louder voice. You can't base your opinions on the intelligence of an entire nation of over 300 million people on the few idiots that run for office or make idiotic comments on Fox News. We're also not all Christians. Some of us despise what our fellow countrymen have turned religion into. If you want to insult Americans, why don't you actually spend time there and meet the people instead of making sweeping generalisations?
    Generalisations are for the uneducated.

  18. 18

    Re: JasonDiggy – At least we now have a president that wants to end the war that the Bush administration unjustly thrust the US into. You are somewhat right about one thing, though - it is the Christians in America that support war and the killing of innocent civilians. Not all Christians by any means, but those that are pro-war are overwhelmingly Christian. They claim to live Christ-like lives, yet want to blow up every country that has different religious beliefs. They know nothing about Iran, but since it's close to Iraq, let's blow it up, too. A terrible attack was carried out on American soil, but the way our country responded was appalling. It's insulting to the millions of people that despise our country's actions to accuse all of us of having the same viewpoint.