Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World

… reaffirms and supplements the principles established in the Presidential Memorandum of December 6, 2011

… brave lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) activists are fighting for equal protection under the law

… conduct and expand efforts to combat discrimination, homophobia, transphobia

… report on human rights abuses experienced by LGBTQI+ persons globally

… Agencies involved with foreign aid, assistance, and development programs shall expand their ongoing efforts

… ensure the Federal Government’s swift and meaningful response to serious incidents that threaten the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons abroad

… range of diplomatic and assistance tools and, as appropriate, financial sanctions, visa restrictions, and other actions

… Coalitions of Like-Minded Nations

… Bilateral relationships with allies and partners … key vehicles to promote respect for and protection of the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons

… agencies engaged abroad include the Departments of State, the Treasury, Defense, Justice, Agriculture, Commerce …