Hillary Clinton slams Donald Trump on LGBT rights

"There has been a very strong outcry in recent days across the North Caucasus because a Russia LGBT group has applied for permission to hold a gay parade in the cities across the North Caucasus", Natalia Antelava, editor in chief of Coda Story, told PRI.

"I thought of all our efforts to try to achieve an AIDS-free generation, and we were on the way", she said.

According to Bustle, Clinton continued her speech by warning of threats to LGBT rights not just in the United States, but overseas too. "This government should demand an end to the persecution of innocent people across the world".

Clinton called the administration's action insufficient following reports of the arrests and torture of suspected gay men in Chechnya. 'We can, if we stay on that path, finally realize that dream - but not if we are forced off'.

One of the biggest cheers came when she reiterated remarks she made in Geneva in 2011 as secretary of state: "Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights".

"Let's remember 2018, the midterm elections", she added, as Politico notes, saying winning elections is "the only way to to make it clear where our country stands" on LGBT civil rights.

Publisher Arianna Huffington, right, introduces former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the LGBT Community Center Dinner as she accepts the Center's Trailblazer Award at Cipriani Wall Street on Thursday, April 20, 2017, in NY.

Clinton maintained a low profile following her unexpected loss to Trump and told the crowd that she spent a lot of time in nature and catching up on sleep. "It was tough but we stuck together & all our proud of how hard our candidate fought".

"We've learned something important", the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said.

Also, Huma is writing her own book, and is said to be seeking $2 million for it.

Clinton had two staffers "toil" to rate every Democrat members of Congress on a scale of one to seven - one being the most loyal - after she lost the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama in 2008. Whilst Clinton and Kaine did manage to secure a comfortable plurality in the popular vote, they lost the crucial electoral college vote to Trump and Pence.

Shattered details other struggles, as well: An overconfidence in Clinton's appeal to voters; a refusal to take seriously the threats posed by Bernie Sanders and Trump until late in the game; and the unwillingness of the central campaign to listen to realistic assessments of how much danger Clinton faced in states assumed to be safe.

  • Larry Hoffman