The Trump administration is poised to launch a global campaign to “end the criminalization of homosexuality” where it exists in the world; unveiling the effort after multiple media reports of a young man’s hanging in Iran for his sexual orientation.
“The Trump administration is launching a global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality in dozens of nations where it’s still illegal to be gay, U.S. officials tell NBC News, a bid aimed in part at denouncing Iran over its human rights record,” reports NBC News.
“U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, the highest-profile openly gay person in the Trump administration, is leading the effort, which kicks off Tuesday evening in Berlin,” adds the report.
“It is concerning that, in the 21st century, some 70 countries continue to have laws that criminalize LGBTI status or conduct,” added one US official familiar with the campaign.
Read the full report at NBC News.