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Advancing the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Around the World

“It shall be the policy of the United States to pursue an end to violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics, and to lead by the power of our example in the cause of advancing the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons around the world.”  

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. 

This is the first ever public report on the U.S. government’s implementation of the February 4, 2021, Presidential Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World. This historic report provides detailed, transparent reporting from U.S. government agencies engaged abroad in efforts to protect and promote the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons around the world. Through this report, the U.S. government shares what it has done to achieve progress toward the goals of the Presidential Memorandum. The report aims to inspire other governments to undertake similar actions to advance the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons and integrate their needs across foreign assistance and foreign policy.

Related Information

SPECIAL BRIEFING
Briefing with Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Jessica Stern On the First Annual Interagency Report on Implementation of the Presidential Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Around the World

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services RELEASE
Statement by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on the White House LGBTQI+ Report

USAID PRESS RELEASE
Statement by Administrator Power: 2022 Interagency Report on the Implementation of the Presidential Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Around the World

Statement by Secretary Blinken
Release of the First Annual Interagency Report on the Implementation of the Presidential Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Around the World

white house FACT SHEET
U.S. Agencies Are Advancing the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Around the World

white house memorandum
Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World

U.S. Department of State

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