Statement on International Day Against Homophobia

The advance and expansion of the scope of human rights has been one of the important good news stories of the past half century. In nation after nation we are seeing basic respect, dignity, and justice being extended to communities that, for far too long, were forced to live on the margins of their societies. This has certainly been true of the LGBT community. On this International Day Against Homophobia, we must not only celebrate the advances that have been made, but also renew our vigilance and our determination to extend fundamental human rights to all people, regardless of their sexual orientation.