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From Defying Gender Assignment to Comparative Equality Strategies

By: Alyson Wyers - Jul 20, 2015
These talks about LGBT issues demonstrate the growing spotlight this community is receiving. Gay rights are an important topic within the scope of human rights, especially given recent events such as the Supreme Court decision to make same sex marriage legal across the United States.

In another recent event, Olympic athlete and reality television star Caitlyn Jenner gave a moving acceptance speech at the 2015 ESPYS, where she was honored for her courage. She came out this year at a transgender person and is using her platform to help other individuals who might identify as trans and also encourage acceptance of trans people.

Anne Hathaway is another person speaking out about accepting others for who they are. The actress talks about LGBT issues as the sister of a gay brother.

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton also recognizes gay rights as human rights on a global scale. The former US Secretary of State spoke at the UN about recognizing the freedoms of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.