France sets up fund through its embassies to defend LGBTQ rights | EUROtoday

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France mentioned Monday that it will set up a fund through its embassies to promote the rights of LGBTQ individuals, because it met like-minded nations on the United Nations.

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Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna made the announcement on the fifteenth anniversary of an LGBTQ group on the United Nations in the beginning of the annual General Assembly.

The fund of two million euros ($2.1 million {dollars}) will probably be used “for our embassies to support those who are defending LGBTQ rights on a daily basis around the world, sometimes at risk to their lives,” international ministry spokeswoman Anne-Claire Legendre mentioned.

France final yr turned one among a small variety of nations to appoint an envoy devoted to LGBTQ rights.

In the United States, President Joe Biden has recognized LGBTQ rights as a significant diplomatic precedence, along with his administration appointing an envoy after taking workplace in 2021.