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Transgender Day of Remembrance

العربية العربية, Français Français, हिन्दी हिन्दी, Português Português, Русский Русский, Español Español, اردو اردو

U.S Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
Statement by Secretary Tillerson
November 20, 2017

 

 

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States honors the memory of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence.

Transgender individuals and their advocates, along with lesbian, gay, bisexual and intersex persons, are facing increasing physical attacks and arbitrary arrests in many parts of the world. Often these attacks are perpetrated by government officials, undermining the rule of law.

Transgender persons should not be subjected to violence or discrimination, and the human rights they share with all persons should be respected.

On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States remains committed to advancing the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all persons. These principles are inherent in our own Constitution and drive the diplomacy of the United States.


This translation is provided as a courtesy and only the original English source should be considered authoritative.
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