UNITED NATIONS — U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Monday chaired a meeting at the United Nations that focused on the integration of LGBTQ and intersex rights into the U.N.
Security Council’s work. The U.S. Mission to the U.N. co-sponsored the meeting along with Albania, Brazil, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Japan, Malta, Switzerland, the U.K.
and the LGBTI Core Group, a group of U.N. countries that have pledged to support LGBTQ and intersex rights. Thomas-Greenfield announced four “specific steps the U.S.
will take to better integrate LGBTQI+ concerns into the U.N. Security Council’s daily work.” • A regular review of the situation of LGBTQ and intersex people in conflict zones on the Security Council’s agenda that “includes regularly soliciting information from LGBTQI+ human rights defenders. • Encouraging the U.N.