Hillary Clinton wins World Pride Award

London honors US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with LGBT award as it hosts World Pride 2012
04 May 2012 | By Tris Reid-Smith
Hillary Clinton calling for LGBT rights at the UN. She will be honored with an award at the World Pride dinner in London this July.

Pride London and global LGBT organization Kaleidoscope Trust will be honoring US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with the World LGBT Award this July at a gala dinner to celebrate World Pride 2012.

The British capital is hosting World Pride this year, along with the Olympics. Gay Star News is the official news site of the pride festival.

The Dine with Pride cocktail reception and gala dinner on 5 July is set to be a star-studded black tie fundraiser for Pride London.

The charity bash will support Pride London’s newly created Solidarity Fund. This will support organizations in the Commonwealth that work with and for the LGBT community to tackle homophobia and transphobia. Kaleidoscope Trust, the international LGBT organization founded last year in the UK, will be the main good cause to benefit from Pride.

Politicians, celebrities and LGBT community leaders are expected to attend.

Clinton made global headlines in December last year with a speech at the UN in Geneva where she demanded global rights for gay, bi and trans people.

She described LGBT people as ‘human beings born free and given, bestowed equality and dignity’ but said securing those freedoms is ‘one of the remaining human rights challenges of our time’.

The dinner will also see ILGA, the international Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, given an International Community Award.

Tickets for the gala dinner cost £250 per person ($400 €300) with all proceeds going to the Solidarity Fund and are available from the Pride London website.

Watch Clinton’s UN speech here (created by the US State Department):

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