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U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice Records 'International Day Against Homophobia' Message: VIDEO

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Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice has posted a video marking today's International Day Against Homophobia.

Says Rice in the clip:

Today, as we commemorate International Day Against Homophobia, we rededicate ourselves to a basic but essential truth – that human rights are universal and must be protected for all. Homophobia, sadly, is present in every corner of our world. And, it is a problem we continue to face here in the United States.

At the United Nations, the United States is standing up for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and fighting to ensure that their voices are heard and protected. The United States was proud to co-sponsor and adopt an historic resolution at the UN Human Rights Council condemning human rights abuses and violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

We will continue to work in every possible arena to protect communities and promote societies in which everyone – especially LGBT youth – can live safely and without fear regardless of who they are or whom they love. We call on all nations and all peoples to join us in ensuring that human rights are universally protected everywhere every day.

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  1. The U.N. is too busy trying to make it illegal to "insult" religion and putting known human rights violators in charge of human rights committees. They don't have time to worry about homophobia.

    Why we still have an ambassador to that joke of an organization is beyond me. We need to reclaim the land used for headquarters and kick their asses to the curb.

    Posted by: Jack | May 17, 2013 12:28:24 PM


  2. The UN began with noble ideals...but now it's merely a way to give legitimacy to dictators and tyrants. There should be two UN's...one for free countries and one for everyone else...but a country that does not permit their own citizens to vote, shouldn't be permitted to vote in the UNGA.

    Posted by: Myackie | May 17, 2013 1:35:03 PM


  3. She doesn't look too excited about it, does she? Of course, I'm sure she's very busy.

    Posted by: watt | May 17, 2013 2:02:05 PM


  4. She doesn't look too excited about it, does she? Of course, I'm sure she's very busy.

    Posted by: watt | May 17, 2013 2:02:07 PM


  5. Those Tahitian pearls are FIERCE, gurl!

    Posted by: joey | May 17, 2013 2:54:02 PM


  6. Those Tahitian pearls are FIERCE, gurl!

    Posted by: joey | May 17, 2013 2:54:03 PM


  7. She blamed Benghazi on a YouTube video. What credibility does she have? Can we get someone else from the Administration to speak about homophobia?

    Posted by: Rik | May 17, 2013 3:20:01 PM


  8. UN critics are largely uninformed, fed by right wing critics. Getting nearly 200 countries with wildly varying cultures and economies to agree on human rights, education, health care, the environment, and myriad other topics is a nearly impossible task. That doesn't mean that countries shouldn't be engaged in discussion. I wouldn't fault the UN for speaking out against homophobia.

    It's like criticism of the World Bank and its decidedly more evil sister, the IMF. Yes they've made horrible mistakes. But the world can't descend into entirely independent states, or you'd see a lot more abuses of human rights and everything else. International aid and collaboration are crucial.

    Posted by: Paul R | May 17, 2013 3:25:55 PM


  9. Oh please.She's a hack.

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 17, 2013 8:34:05 PM


  10. Thanks Ms Rice for a job well done.

    Posted by: andrew | May 18, 2013 2:29:05 AM


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