John Kerry

US State Department advances LGBT equality globally with first Special Envoy for LGBT Persons

Today, GLAAD was honored to be included in a welcome reception for Randy Berry, the first person appointed as The US State Department's Special Enjoy for LGBT Persons.

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VIDEO: As dozens are arrested in Nigeria, Sec. Kerry speaks out against dangerous new law

News that Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law the "Same Sex Prohibition Bill," also known as the "Jail the Gays Bill" broke yesterday, and the US State Department has now spoken out against the bill as a violation of Nigerian people's basic rights.

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August 2, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry announces issuance of U.S. immigrant visas to married same-sex couples

The visas will be issued to couples who were married in a jurisdiction that legally recognizes marriages of same-sex couples, even if the visa application is filed in a location that does not recognize those marriages.

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