Ambassador Mitchell’s Remarks at the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

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Thank you Colors Rainbow (thank you Aung Myo Min, UNAIDS) and thank you LGBTI community of Myanmar for inviting me to give opening remarks today, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.  I am pleased to see the participation of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission at today’s event.  It is wonderful the Commission recognizes that advancing equality for LGBTI persons is fundamental to promoting human rights and democracy in Myanmar, as it is throughout the world.  President Obama and Secretary Kerry have made it clear that championing the human rights of LGBTI individuals worldwide is a foreign policy priority.  Read More