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Democracy Council Launches LGBT Global Rights Initiative

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Mainstream international development organization agrees “LGBT Rights are Human Rights”
Olympic medalist Greg Louganis to appear at launch party in Los Angeles on February 9

The Democracy Council (www.democracycouncil.org), the well-known civil society organization, will be celebrating the launch of its new LGBT Global Rights Initiative at a star-studded party in Los Angeles on February 9.

The new initiative, the first of its kind at a mainstream international development organization, will work directly with LGBT activists in repressive societies, including Russia and Iran, providing resources, tools, and training to grassroots organizations.

James Prince, President of the Democracy Council, said, “As Secretary of State Kerry and former Secretary Clinton have emphasized, LGBT rights are human rights.  We are proud to be explicitly including LGBT equality in our work – and call on others to join us.”

Greg Louganis, the Olympic gold medalist who has been outspoken regarding the safety…