Hillary Clinton

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (b. Oct. 26, 1947) is an American politician and diplomat who was the 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, serving under President Barack Obama. She was previously a U.S. Senator for New York from 2001 to 2009. As the wife of President Bill Clinton, she was also the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. In the 2008 election, Clinton was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. [ Wikipedia ]

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Hillary Clinton honored for her work on HIV/AIDS by Elton John foundation

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
NEW YORK — Elton John has honored Hillary Rodham Clinton for her work to help those affected by HIV/AIDS at an annual event for his foundation. [ Read more → ]
Joe Biden

Joe Biden to headline Human Rights Campaign annual gala

Sunday, September 29, 2013
WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden is set to deliver the keynote address at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner next month. [ Read more → ]
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Hillary Clinton delivers pro-LGBT rights speech at Scotland University ceremony

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
ST ANDREWS, Scotland -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered an impassioned speech supporting human rights and equality for LGBT people as she received an honorary degree Tuesday from St. Andrew’s University in Scotland. [ Read more → ]
Eric Risberg, APFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to the American Bar Association Annual Meeting Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in San Francisco.

Hillary Clinton’s support of LGBT rights earns her Elton John foundation honor

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
NEW YORK -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's support of gay rights has earned her a special honor from the Elton John AIDS Foundation. [ Read more → ]

Clintons welcome Supreme Court rulings on marriage equality

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Former President Bill Clinton is welcoming the Supreme Court decision striking down a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, which he signed into law in 1996. In a joint statement with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former president said... [ Read more → ]
Gary DeMar

Gary DeMar: Homosexuality is a ‘grave evil’ akin to pedophilia, murder, slavery

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Gary DeMar of American Vision, a Christian Reconstructionist group, is out with two new columns attacking Hillary Clinton and Rob Portman for endorsing marriage equality. [ Read more → ]

Hillary Clinton announces support for marriage equality

Monday, March 18, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday announced her support for marriage equality, putting her in line with other potential Democratic presidential candidates on a social issue that is rapidly gaining public approval. [ Read more → ]
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So long (for now), Hillary…

Friday, February 1, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton formally resigned Friday as America's 67th Secretary of State, capping a four-year tenure that saw her shatter records for the number of countries visited. [ Read more → ]
U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.)

HRC commends nomination of John Kerry for Secretary of State

Friday, December 21, 2012
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) on Friday praised the nomination of U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) to be Secretary of State during President Obama's second term. [ Read more → ]
[Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday unveiled the global AIDS blueprint.Photo by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade.

Clinton unveils ‘blueprint’ to achieve ‘AIDS-free generation’

Friday, November 30, 2012
The Obama administration unveiled on Thursday a “blueprint” for confronting the global AIDS epidemic that includes as one of its goals targeting populations that are most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS — including men who have sex with men. [ Read more → ]

Clinton: LGBT-inclusion ‘the smart thing’ for U.S. foreign policy

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered on Wednesday what might be her last public address before an LGBT audience as chief diplomat for the United States when she told group of LGBT Foreign Service officers their service is integral to the country. [ Read more → ]
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Hillary Clinton honors Ugandan human rights advocates

Sunday, August 5, 2012
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday honored a group of Ugandan human rights activists at a ceremony in the country’s capital. [ Read more → ]
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke Monday at the 19th International AIDS Conference.

AIDS 2012: Clinton announces ‘blueprint’ for ‘AIDS-free generation’

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
In a speech before attendees in D.C. at the 19th International AIDS Conference, Clinton said she directed U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby to develop the plan and said it would be unveiled before Dec. 1 on World AIDS Day. [ Read more → ]

White House to unveil report on international LGBT efforts

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Obama administration is preparing to unveil a report summarizing the progress U.S. agencies have made in combating LGBT human rights abuses overseas, according to the White House. [ Read more → ]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: ‘I wish you a happy Pride’

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday released a recorded message commemorating LGBT Pride Month. [ Read more → ]

Hillary Clinton calls for ‘stamping out bullying wherever it happens’

Saturday, May 5, 2012
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has released a new video in which she calls for "stamping out bullying wherever it happens." [ Read more → ]

Marriage equality in New York, repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ among top LGBT stories of 2011

Saturday, December 31, 2011
From the repeal of "Don't Ask-Don't Tell," a policy which had banned gays and lesbians from serving openly in the U. S. military, to winning strategic battles in gaining civil unions and full marriage equality for same-sex couples in several states, victories in a significant series of elective offices across the country, 2011 ended on an upbeat note for the nation's LGBTQ community. [ Read more → ]
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Would LGBT Americans be better off under President Hillary?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Would a President Hillary Clinton have made more progress on LGBT issues over the course of her first term as opposed to what we’ve seen under President Obama? The secretary of state certainly stole the spotlight on LGBT issues when she gave a high-profile speech... [ Read more → ]

Attacks on Obama Administration’s LGBT policy shames Christianity

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Naturally, religious right groups and some of those on the right in general aren't happy with the Obama Administration's announcement this week against LGBT persecution worldwide, or Hillary Clinton's speech in which she declared "gays rights are human rights." It’s a sad statement on what Christianity has become in America. [ Read more → ]

Hillary Clinton’s historic LGBT speech provides hope and change

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Hillary Clinton’s soaring speech on international LGBT issues was game changing. An historic address of this magnitude was desperately needed to counter the rising tide of backwards and barbaric nations that had recently been persecuting LGBT people to distract from their glaring problems. [ Read more → ]

Clinton: ‘Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights’

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
“Today, I want to talk about the work we have left to do to protect one group of people who’s human rights are still denied in too many parts of the world today,” Clinton said. “In many ways, they are an invisible minority. They are arrested, beaten, terrorized, even executed... [ Read more → ]

Obama sets new course for LGBT rights in U.S. foreign policy

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday directed that the federal government and all agencies engaged abroad to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of LGBT persons globally. [ Read more → ]
Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres named special envoy for global AIDS awareness

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
BETHESDA, Md. -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday announced that talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been named as a Special U.S. Envoy for Global AIDS Awareness. [caption id="attachment_39878" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Ellen DeGeneres"][/caption] Clinton made the announcement during a major policy speech... [ Read more → ]

UN passes historic resolution calling for universal rights for LGBTQ persons

Friday, June 17, 2011
The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday approved a resolution supporting equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]
Hilary Clinton

Clinton issues statement supporting International Day Against Homophobia

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Today, May 17, is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the seventh annual event to bring attention to LGBT issues in more than 50 countries. [ Read more → ]
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