UN Ambassador Susan Rice marks International Day Against Homophobia

Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, spoke out for LGBT acceptance in all nations in a video statement released today.

“We will continue to work in every possible arena to protect communities and promote societies in which everyone – especially LGBT youth – can live safely and without fear regardless of who they are or whom they love,” Rice said, marking the International Day Against Homophobia. “We call on all nations and all peoples to join us in ensuring that human rights are universally protected everywhere every day.”

Rice’s message comes as the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) is observed in nations across the globe. First held in 2005, it is coordinated by a committee based in Paris. The annual event is meant to bring change by raising awareness of anti-LGBT discrimination in countries across the globe. 

Watch Rice’s statement here:

Justin Snow is Metro Weekly's former political editor and White House correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @JustinCSnow.

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