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Global Equality Fund

Date: 06/20/2012 Description: Global Equality Fund - State Dept ImageThe Global Equality Fund was launched in December 2011 to support programs that advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons around the world. The Fund is a collaborative effort led by the U.S. Department of State, bridging government, companies and NGOs with the objective of empowering LGBT persons to live freely and without discrimination.

Please click here if you are interested in partnering to advance the work of the Fund.


Pride at State: LGBT Policy and Personnel Issues

Secretary Kerry (June 19): "It is with a belief in our common humanity, in the fundamental worth of every human being, that we have to keep moving forward toward our goal of shared justice and equality here in our country and around the world." Full Text»

LGBT Pride Month

Secretary Kerry (June 4): "The State Department joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month." Full Text» More»

International Day Against Homophobia

Ambassador Rice (May 17): "Today, as we commemorate International Day Against Homophobia, we rededicate ourselves to a basic but essential truth – that human rights are universal and must be protected for all." Full Text» DipNote»

International Human Rights Day

The Global Equality Fund was launched in Geneva, Switzerland on International Human Rights Day. More»


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