Blogs & Columns
1 min

Chelsea Clinton calls queer rights the ‘unfinished business of the century’

Chelsea Clinton was a keynote speaker at a Human Rights Campaign Time to Thrive conference in Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb 16, where she adapted a belief of her mother, Hillary Clinton, to include the queer community.

“My mother has often said that the issue of women is the unfinished business of the 21st century,” Chelsea said. “That is certainly true. But so too are the issues of LGBTQ rights the unfinished business of the 21st century.

“Changing laws and changing the political dialogue while necessary is insufficient to ensure that bullying stops; to ensure that every young person is supported by their parents and their teachers as they question who they are and they discover who they are regardless of the sexuality,” she said. 

She went on to name celebrities like first out NBA player Jason Collins and actress Ellen Page, who came out at the same conference on Feb 14, as invaluable assets in the push for equality.

Check out her full speech: