When America is at its best, it leads with the dignity and human rights of all as our North Star. We welcome the President’s new memorandum on the rights of LGBTQ individuals worldwide.

We know that there is a need to support LGBTQ refugees. We have seen neo-authoritarian leaders — in Turkey, Brazil, Poland, and elsewhere — stoke hatred of the LGBTQ community in an effort to rile up their base. We also struggle with attacks on the LGBTQ community in the United States.

Time and again, Out & Equal has worked with business leaders to stand for equality all around the globe. President Biden’s action is an important signal that America is going to do more to defend equality.