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The Trump administration has announced that it's attempting to end the criminalisation of homosexuality around the world.

The global campaign was announced by the administration on Tuesday in Berlin by Richard Grenell, the US ambassador to Germany and the highest-profile openly gay person in Trump's team.

Their efforts will be mostly concentrated on regions such as the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean, where they will be working with the EU, UN and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Grenell told NBCnews:

It is concerning that, in the 21st century, some 70 countries continue to have laws that criminalize LGBT+ status or conduct.

Homosexuality is still illegal in 72 different countries around the world and, although the Trump administration's announcement seems genuine, it's a tad shortsighted.

Since being in office Trump and his team have made several efforts to suppress LGBT+ people in the US, including the banning of trans people from the military and Mike Pence's strong anti-LGBT+ stance.

Many people including activists and LGBT+ organisations have been quick to point out this incredible bit of hypocrisy from the Trump administration.


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