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Hillary Clinton has been awarded the world's first LGBT Award by The Kaleidoscope Trust and Pride London. This award recognises the international spotlight Secretary Clinton has brought to LGBT rights when she publically supported the community, and advocated for increased LGBT rights.



At United Nations in Geneva December 2011, Secretary Clinton set out in a major speech, the US government's strategy to protect the rights of gay and lesbian people around the world and to fight criminalisation of homosexuality. (Watch speech below)



Harjeet Johal of The Kaleidoscope Trust, said: “Secretary Clinton not only believes that gay rights are human rights, but has acted to ensure that others begin to recognise these rights. It is for this reason she has been selected for the award. Her bravery, leadership and personal commitment has shone the spotlight onto those nations where being gay remains illegal. Her support has strengthened our cause and advanced our fight beyond measure.”

The award will be awarded to Clinton at a Gala Award Ceremony during World Pride, hosted by London this year.

The Kaleidoscope Trust has been selected as the official charity partner for Pride London, this year’s hosts of World Pride. The theme of the 2012 pride events, which run from June 23rd to July 8th, is the international decriminalisation of homosexuality. World Pride's stated aim is to raise awareness of those suffering persecution because of their sexuality. The World Pride board considered the Kaleidoscope Trust to be an ideal partner given its international focus and effectiveness in communicating the message of decriminalisation.

The Festival will include events such as an international conference on gay rights, international evenings, and the headline event – the Parade on July 7th. This will shine a spotlight on oppressive regimes and further the message that gay rights are human rights. Both organisations look forward to working together in the campaign for true global equality for the LGBT community.



This article was adapted from http://www.kaleidosc...ward-5-5-12.php




 

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Posted by Blackberet Icon
Posted on 06/05/2012, 02:07 PM
Obama and Clinton is a formidable duo. I hope Obama wins this coming elections!
Posted by brianmarcusdennis Icon
Posted on 20/05/2012, 09:10 AM
I hope it will come true.
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