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

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 ...
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Commemorating International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia is a call to action, a plea to stand with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex communities (LGBTI) across the world and reaffirm our commitment to the equality and dignity of all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Discrimination against LGBTI persons must end — ...
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Ambassador Catherine Russell Travels to Burma

During her visit, Ambassador Russell will meet with members of civil society, business owners and entrepreneurs, journalists, religious leaders, young people, women in technology, and internally displaced people.  She will also meet with members of the Burmese government. Ambassador Russell’s discussions will focus on gender-based violence, women’s economic opportunities, and the critical role for women ...
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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on Deputy National Security Advisor Benjamin Rhodes’ Meeting

Deputy National Security Advisor Benjamin Rhodes met today at the White House with Burma’s Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament, Shwe Mann.  Mr. Rhodes and Speaker Shwe Mann discussed the work of the Parliament and current efforts toward democratic reform in Burma, and Mr. Rhodes reiterated the U.S. commitment to deepen our bilateral engagement ...
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