Suzanne Goldberg Presses for LGBTQI+ Protections on the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Suzanne Goldberg (’91), Senior Advisor and Legal Expert to the Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons at the U.S. Department of State, coauthored an opinion for Newsweek examining the legacy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights amid ongoing targeting, discrimination and violence against LGBTQI+ persons worldwide (“LGBTQ Persons and the Promise of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights | Opinion,” Dec. 12). “[T]he Declaration’s commitment to all persons’ dignity and human rights still deserves recognition as a north star for our shared future, including the future of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) persons. . . . Following World War II, the nations of the world adopted the Declaration, knowing that protecting human rights would be difficult but essential. We honor their aspirations by continuing to challenge discrimination and violence, promoting legal and social protections, and doing all we can to move the world closer to a place that recognizes — without exception — the inherent dignity and human rights of all persons.”