28 Feb '15, 8am

John Kerry names first envoy for gay rights, says #US 'unwavering' in protecting gay people

John Kerry names first envoy for gay rights, says #US 'unwavering' in protecting gay people

WASHINGTON (AFP) - United States Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday the United States was "unwavering" in its commitment to protecting homosexuals worldwide, as he introduced Washington's first envoy for gay rights. Mr Randy Berry, who was named Monday, is tasked with helping countries coordinate US strategy on rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, as well as to highlight such issues around the world. "The United States of America remains unwavering in our commitment to advance the human rights of all human beings, and that includes LGBT persons prominently, appropriately equal to everybody else - here at home and around the world," Mr Kerry said to wide applause. "I'd just say loudly and clearly: no matter who you are and no matter who you love, we stand with you. That's more than a message, that is a movement that we can ignite and wi...

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