Global Equality Fund

Date: 06/20/2012 Description: Global Equality Fund - State Dept ImageThe Global Equality Fund empowers civil society organizations (CSOs) and human rights defenders working to protect and advance the fundamental rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons so that they can live freely and exercise their rights without fear of discrimination or abuse. The Fund is a collaborative global effort, bridging governments, companies, foundations and NGOs working together to affirm a consistent global message that LGBTI rights are human rights, and to support civil society organizations working to promote the inclusion of and dignity for all persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Remarks at GLIFAA Pride 2016

Secretary Kerry (June 21): "That is the principle that defines us and it is, in the end, what pride means – to speak out for equality, to show solidarity in the cause, and to stand up and say loudly and clearly: No matter where you are, no matter who you love, we stand with you." More»

For more information about the Global Equality Fund, see the 2015 Annual Report.