"Some have suggested that gay rights and human rights are separate and distinct; but, in fact, they are one and the same." Hillary Clinton, in recognition of Human Rights Dayannounced it will weigh how countries treat their LGBT communities in making decisions about foreign aid, and directed all agencies engaged abroad to make sure U.S. diplomacy and aid programs “promote and protect” the rights of gays and lesbians.
As stated in a Presidential Memorandum: “The struggle to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons is a global challenge, and one that is central to the United States commitment to promoting human rights.”
This statement was followed up with a powerful and eloquent speech to the Human Rights Council in Geneva by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who called for "a global consensus that recognizes the human rights of LGBT citizens everywhere."
Here's a link to the full transcript of this remarkable speech.