Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"Gay Rights are Human Rights", Clinton Says

Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State
United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a wonderful speech at the International Human Rights Day held yesterday at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, about the Obama administrations new policy to fight discrimination against gays and lesbians abroad by using foreign aid and diplomacy to encourage reform.
"Some seem to believe it is a western phenomenon and therefore people outside the west have grounds to reject it. 
Well, in reality gay people are born into and belong to every society in the world. They are all ages, all races, all faiths, they are doctors and teachers, farmers and bankers, soldiers and athletes.  
Whether we know it, whether we acknowledge it, they are our family, our friends and our neighbors.  
Being gay is not a western invention, it is a human reality." 
Hillary Clinton spoke in front of an auditorium full of ambassadors, many of them representatives from countries where homosexuality is a criminal offence.

You can see the full speech here (but you can find it all over the Internet)

I do not think her hairdo is particularly flattering - and I feel soooo gay and simpleminded when I write that - but do not let that unimportant fact distract you from listening to this great speech, focus on her eyes and words instead. (And yes Vanadis, I actually would say something like that even if it was a man speaking!)

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