John M. Becker

Chelsea Clinton: LGBT Equality is the 'Unfinished Business' of 21st Century

Filed By John M. Becker | February 17, 2014 3:00 PM | comments

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Tags: Chelsea Clinton, civil rights, HRC, Human Rights Campaign, LGBT rights, unfinished business, women's rights

chelsea-clinton-hrc.jpgChelsea Clinton, the former First Daughter and current Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, delivered the closing address at an HRC-sponsored LGBT youth conference in Las Vegas this weekend in which she called called LGBT equality the "unfinished business of the 21st century."

According to Politico, Clinton added:

"Changing laws and changing the political dialogue, while necessary, is insufficient to ensure that bullying stops, to ensure that every young person is supported by their parents and their teachers as they question who they are and they discover who they are, regardless of their sexuality."

This is the same conference where Academy Award-nominated actress Ellen Page came out of the closet.

Watch Clinton's speech, after the jump.

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