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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

This Is a Big Fucking Deal: "Being LBGT Does Not Make You Less Human."

Posted by Dan Savage on Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 2:44 PM

Hillary Clinton's speech yesterday to the United Nations in Geneva is required viewing:

TIME offers a good summary:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday vowed that the United States would help fight discrimination against gays and lesbians around the world. In what's being hailed as a 'landmark' speech, she marked Human Rights Day by announcing that the U.S. will use diplomacy and $3 million in foreign aid to help expand the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Clinton argued that the definition of human rights can—and must—be amended to account for sexual diversity. "Some have suggested that gay rights and human rights are separate and distinct, but in fact they are one and the same,” she said. "Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights."

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