Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has slammed Donald Trump for his attitude towards LGBTQ people.
Speaking at a fundraising dinner for The Center, an LGBTQ community group, in New York City, Clinton reiterated a phrase she first used at the UN’s Palace of Nations in 2011: “Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.”
“In recent weeks, we’ve heard terrifying accounts from Chechnya of gay and bisexual men being taken from their homes and families, tortured, even killed,” she said. “And when government authorities were confronted with these reports, their response was chilling. They said that you cannot arrest or repress people – who do not exist.”
She called on Trump to help put an end to the atrocities.
“The United States government — yes, this government — should demand an end to the persecution of innocent people,” Clinton said.
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