LGBTI

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Love is love: How same-sex marriage became a right in the...

The U.S. Supreme Court decision ensuring a nationwide right to same-sex marriage was a major milestone on the path to equal rights for LGBTQI+ Americans.
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U.S. protects the rights of LGBTQI+ people [video]

The U.S. is committed to promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms for the LGBTQI+ community and all people. Learn more with this video.
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Biden administration appoints record number of LGBTQI+ officials

Meet four U.S. officials who have broken new ground as the first openly LGBTQI+ people in their positions as a part of the most diverse administration.
Hand spreading rainbow (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Celebrate Pride Month 2021 [poster]

June is recognized worldwide as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Month. Download this poster to commemorate the occasion.
Man and elderly woman riding on parade float (© AP Images)

With liberty and justice for all: The advancement of LGBTQI+ rights...

Safeguarding the rights of LGBTQI+ people in the U.S. is part of a tradition of ensuring minority rights that is entwined with U.S. history.
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U.S. supports the human rights of transgender people around the world

Learn more about transgender rights from three activists: Tashnuva Anan Shishir from Bangladesh, Zoe Joffre from Mexico and Chaber from Poland.
Seventeen people posing for group photo on stage (State Dept./Saadia Dayal)

U.S. supports transgender health clinics in India

For the past three years, the U.S. Consulate General Kolkata has helped foster public-private relationships to bring transgender health clinics to India.
Transgender pride flag waving in sky (© Shutterstock)

U.S. stands with the global LGBTQI+ community

Through the Global Equality Fund, the United States helps support and defend the rights of the LGBTQI+ community around the world.
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Protecting gay rights on campus

U.S. colleges have become more welcoming to LGBTI students in recent years. Learn about the services that have been added to support these students.