[TEXT: Equal Rights]
I am talking about gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgender
Human beings born free
and given bestowed equality and
who have a right to claim that,
which is now one of the
human rights challenges of our
Some seem to believe it is a
and, therefore, people outside
have grounds to reject it.
Well, in reality, gay people are
and belong to, every society in
They are all ages, all races,
They are doctors and teachers,
farmers and bankers,
soldiers and athletes.
And whether we know it or
whether we acknowledge it,
they are our family, our
friends, and our neighbors.
Being gay is not a
It is a human reality.
Now we must go further, and work
and in every region of the world
to galvanize more support for
the human rights of the
To the leaders of those
where people are jailed, beaten,
or executed for being gay,
I ask you to consider this:
Leadership, by definition,
means being out
in front of your people when it
is called for.
It means standing up for the
dignity of all your citizens and
persuading your people to do the
Be on the right side of history.
[TEXT: Stand with us. Share your
Produced by the U.S. Department of State]