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France creates new post of LGBTQ rights ambassador

In France, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced the creation of a new position of ambassador for LGBTQIA rights as part of the country’s efforts to fight discrimination across the world.

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In France, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced the creation of a new position of ambassador for LGBTQIA rights as part of the country’s efforts to fight discrimination across the world. The ambassador will be named by the end of the year.

Speaking while visiting an LGBTQIA center in Orleans, central France, on the 40th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in the country, Borne also announced the creation of a €3 million ($3.05 million) fund to finance ten new LGBTQIA centers to add to the 35 that already exist in France.

“The… the government’s approach is not ambiguous: we will continue to fight to make progress on the rights of the LGBTQ(IA),” Borne said.

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