A post on the White House website outlines a litany of things the Obama administration has done to promote gay rights abroad. And as self-serving as these kinds of statements are (especially coming as LGBT activists are squeezing the prez on opposing Prop 8 before the court), it is worth noting how different the US’s position on the global stage has been since Obama took over from Bush.
Historically, European governments and Brazil have been leaders in promoting gay rights, but the US now has a much larger leadership role. Of course, this can be a mixed blessing in places like Kenya, where the LGBT movement is attacked as a product of meddling by western powers.
Read the White House’s statement here.