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Countries Celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

May 17 marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. In the U.S., President Barack Obama said the country is committed to the principle that everyone must be treated fairly and with respect, but there is work to be done. "In too many places, LGBT individuals grow up forced to conceal or deny who they truly are for fear of persecution, discrimination and violence," Obama said in a statement. The president added that his administration has made...

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