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US Names First Envoy for Gay Rights

The United States has for the first time named an international envoy for gay rights to help fight violence and discrimination around the world. The State Department named Randy Berry to the post. He is a longtime foreign service officer and currently the consul general to the Netherlands. In a statement Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said, "defending and promoting the human rights of LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] persons is at the core of our...

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