A group of foreign ministers — including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and officials from nine other nations — came together to discuss LGBT rights during last week’s United Nations General Assembly. This was the first meeting of its kind, signaling that LGBT rights have become a central topic of the global human rights debate.
The office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, which launched a global LGBT rights campaign earlier this year, released a video Monday of highlights of that that meeting:
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