Hillary Clinton: Progress in LGBT rights may not be secure

Hillary Clinton: Progress in LGBT rights may not be secure

NEW YORK : Hillary Clinton told an audience of LGBT advocates Thursday night that the progress they’ve achieved in recent years may not be secure under the Donald Trump administration, and urged them to keep fighting.

“I know that the election hit a lot of us hard,” Clinton said of her bitter loss to Trump in November. “But I can tell you this: Even when it feels tempting to pull the covers over your head, please keep going.”

The audience at the fundraising dinner for The centre, an LGBT community group in New York, greeted Clinton with multiple standing ovations and cheers as she accepted the organisation’s Trailblazer Award. One of the biggest cheers came when she reiterated remarks she made in Geneva in 2011 as secretary of state: “Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.”

“But I think we have to face the fact that we may not ever be able to count on this administration to lead on LGBT issues,” Clinton said. “Let’s remember, 2018, the midterm elections … We can never stop fighting.”

It wasn’t just in the U.S., Clinton said, that “we’re seeing clouds gathering on the horizon.”

“We’ve heard terrifying accounts from Chechnya of gay and bisexual men being taken from their homes and families, tortured, even killed,” she said. “The United States government – yes, this government – should demand an end to the persecution of innocent people.”

In America, she said, “the progress that we fought for … that we celebrated and maybe even (took) for granted may not be as secure as we once expected.”

Previous 5 lakh hotels, food joints to participate in bandh
Next Nepal PM warns of 'terrible price' if Madhesis boycott polls

About author

You might also like

International 0 Comments

Sri Lanka seeks more 2 years from UN to deliver war probe

Sri Lanka has sought two more years from the UN Human Rights Council to probe the alleged war crimes committed during the conflict with the LTTE. The foreign ministry said

International 0 Comments

At least 15 killed in suspected suicide car bomb

In Somalia, at least 15 people were killed in a suspected suicide car bomb attack targeting the country’s new military chief in the capital, Mogadishu. Police said the General Mohamed

International 0 Comments

Bill Gates says Indian-American’s book left him in tears

When Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2013, he was a 36-year-old on the verge of making big contributions to the world with his mind and hands. He

Big Stories 0 Comments

Senior UN official quits after ‘apartheid’ Israel report pulled

A senior UN official has resigned over the withdrawal of a report accusing Israel of imposing an apartheid regime on Palestinians, saying powerful member states pressured the world body and

International 0 Comments

Trump gave CIA power to launch drone strikes

US President Donald Trump gave the CIA the green signal to conduct drone strikes against suspected terrorists, according to local media. This new authority is a shift from a policy

International 0 Comments

Bangladesh bans extremist group Ansar-al-Islam

Bangladesh has banned extremist group Ansar Al-Islam blamed for the brutal murders of several secular activists and atheist bloggers in the country. A Bangla Home Ministry spokesman said the order


No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply