(WB) Dozens of activists in a letter to the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo say the State Department under his leadership “has abandoned full support of LGBTI people within its global human rights policy.”
Lauren Baer, a South Florida Congressional candidate, denounced the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to lead the U.S. State Department.
There are reports of gay genocide in the Russian republic of Chechnya, located in the North Caucasus region.
(WB) The State Department has announced it plans to create a new human rights advisory commission that will stress “natural law.”
(WB) The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Robert Destro as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.
Multiple sources are confirming the U.S. State Department intends to keep Randy Berry as the nation’s special envoy for LGBTI people.
(WB) The State Department on Thursday said it is “deeply disturbed” by reports that indicate at least two people have been killed and upwards of 40 others have been detained in the latest anti-LGBTI crackdown in Chechnya.
A district court in Colorado ruled against the U.S. State Department for denying a passport to an intersex Navy veteran.
(WB) State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert on Thursday acknowledged a campaign that seeks to combat bullying.
(WB) U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) this week introduced a bill that would prompt the State Department to review the termination of personal during the so-called “lavender scare.”
While the White House remains silent, other federal agencies are recognizing June as LGBT Pride month.
(WB) State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert on Thursday said LGBTI-specific issues will remain in its annual human rights report.
(WB) The State Department on Monday once again defended the decision to appoint a representative of an organization that strongly opposes LGBT and intersex rights to the U.S. delegation to an annual U.N. women’s conference.
(CNN) The Senate should take a hard look at ExxonMobil's record on gay rights when it considers the nomination of Rex Tillerson for secretary of state, a leading advocacy organization says.