In an eloquent and historic speech delivered on December 6, US Secretary for State Hillary Clinton addressed the United Nations in Geneva and championed the rights of LGBT, “which is now one of the remaining human rights challenges of our time”.
The speech is quite simply remarkable. She acknowledges that cultural, personal and religious belief make the task of defending the human rights of LGBT people infinitely complex, but offers a way forward and calls on the responsibility of law makers and those in power to lead the way. When future generations look back through the history books detailing the fight for the universal human rights, and in particular LGBT rights, this speech will surely be prominent.
The video below is a complete and unedited record of Hillary Clinton’s speech. It may be thirty minutes long, but every word is relevant, but for those of you that want to cut to the chase, you can start the video at 04:30.