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Transgender people face extreme discrimination and violence in much of the world. In many countries,  our very identities are criminalized. While the US of course has human rights issues of its own, it also has the potential be a strong force promoting global human rights. Through public and private diplomacy, reporting on human rights abuses, action at  the United Nations, and providing funding and other support to human rights defenders in countries around the world, the US has indeed helped move global LGBT rights forward in recent years. Learn more about the global effort and the US role in combating transphobia and persecution of transgender and gender non-conforming people around the world.

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June 12, 2014

Hillary Clinton Talks About Transgender Rights on NPR's "Fresh Air"

In a wide-ranging interview today, Fresh Air host Terry Gross asked Hillary Clinton about her work protecting transgender people while she was the Secretary of State. The U.S.

June 6, 2014

Seven UN Agencies: Surgery as a Condition of Legal Recognition is Forced Sterilization

In "Eliminating forced, coercive and otherwise involuntary sterilization - An interagency statement," the World Health Organization (WHO) and several other UN agencies have recognized that steriliz

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