Obama Commemorated Today ‘International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia’

Obama Commemorated Today ‘International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia’

Obama announces today is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

President Obama issued a statement that he and Michelle would commemorate today as “the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia,” reported by CBS News reported. 

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In the statement, Obama said he is working to “address the specific needs of transgender persons.”

Here is the full statement:

Michelle and I join our fellow Americans and others around the world in commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia tomorrow, May 17.  We take this opportunity to reaffirm that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity of every person, and to underscore that all people deserve to live free from fear, violence, and discrimination, regardless of who they are or whom they love.

We work toward this goal every day. Here at home, we are working to end bias-motivated violence, combat discrimination in the workplace, and address the specific needs of transgender persons.  Overseas, I am proud of the steps that the United States has taken to prioritize the protection and promotion of LGBT rights in our diplomacy and global outreach.

There is much more to do, and this fight for equality will not be won in a day.  But we will keep working, at home and abroad, and we will keep fighting, for however long it takes until we are all able to live free and equal in dignity and rights.

Read full story at CNS News

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