First diplomat for LGBT rights speaks out

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With U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry looking on, Randy Berry, the first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons, delivers remarks at a welcome reception in Special Envoy Berry's honor at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on February 28, 2015.

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With U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry looking on, Randy Berry, the first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons, delivers remarks at a welcome reception in Special Envoy Berry's honor at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on February 28, 2015.

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WASHINGTON -- In his trailblazing role at the State Department, Randy Berry says, he has an opportunity to help his two children grow up in a world more accepting than the one he was born into.

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  • bqrq

    “……Berry, a 22-year foreign service officer, has served in the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nepal, Uganda and South Africa, where he met his husband, Pravesh Singh. They have a daughter, Arya, 3, and a son, Xander, 2………”

    If Berry wants to push sodomy on his own children then that’s his business, but he has no right to push sodomy on other people’s children (on behalf of the Obama Administration).

  • James Carr

    A special envoy for LGBT Rights? Have we gone crazy? Prostitutes certainly need an equal voice in the international community, then. With the human trafficking issue unregulated, these girls need to be assured equal pay and choice of country to pimp themselves out !

  • Billysees

    ” …the U.S. special envoy for the human rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people, the first such post ever created by a nation… ”

    Of course…what would you expect from a country that is often described as one of the most special places on earth.

    America does another one of its great ‘acts of kindness’ by creating this position.

    We can do well perhaps what no other nation can do —
    ABOVE ALL, LOVE EACH OTHER DEEPLY, because love……1 Peter 4:8
    And that goes for the world’s lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people too.

    Yep, America does what it does best — acts that reflect its greatness.

  • bqrq

    Billysees said;
    “…….ABOVE ALL, LOVE EACH OTHER DEEPLY, because love…..”

    Dear Billysees,
    Gay marriage is not primarily about love, instead its primary purpose is to change and mold humanity into a more sexually-oriented society. Gay marriage is evil because it embraces sin and leads to self destruction. At the deepest core of our existence, human beings are spiritual creatures. Therefore we should live our lives according to the standards of the Spirit, not the flesh. Those who pursue sexually-oriented lifestyles will reap destruction, those who pursue the Spirit of God will reap eternal life.

  • arcusfunds

    Thanks for this article. I LOVE reading this gay newspaper.

  • Greg

    Well I am certainly an advocate for LGBT, advocating the Long-held Boy Girl Tradition for marriage.