Countries Celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

a19e61ce-2560-4547-b414-62b58c25aa97_w640_r1_s_cx0_cy5_cw0May 17 marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. In the U.S., President Barack Obama said the country is committed to the principle that everyone must be treated fairly and with respect, but there is work to be done.

“In too many places, LGBT individuals grow up forced to conceal or deny who they truly are for fear of persecution, discrimination and violence,” Obama said in a statement.

The president added that his administration has made “great strides,” including marriage equality as a result of last year’s landmark Supreme Court decision.  Continue reading…

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