Kerry Commemorates ‘International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia’

Secretary of State John Kerry has put out a statement “Commemorating International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia,” which is today.

“Today of all days, we are reminded that the cause of justice can and must triumph over hatred and prejudice. This is a day of action for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities and their allies all over the world. It is time to reaffirm our commitment to the equality and dignity of all persons, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity,” said Kerry in a statement.

“It’s not lost on anyone that this year’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) coincides with the 60th anniversary of the ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. Our commitment to advancing the human rights of LGBT persons is part of this country’s long history of fighting to ensure that all people can exercise their human rights.

“We have seen incredible progress in the fight to advance the human rights and fundamental freedoms of LGBT persons.