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NEW: Exclusive: Trump admin. launches global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality in dozens of nations where it's still illegal to be gay, US officials tell , a bid aimed in part at denouncing Iran over its human rights record.
The administration is responding in part to a reported hanging of a young gay man in Iran, Trump’s top geopolitical foe.
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US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, the highest-profile openly gay person in the Trump administration, is leading the effort, which kicks off Tuesday evening in Berlin.
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Although the decriminalization strategy is still being hashed out, officials say it’s likely to include working with global organizations like the United Nations and the European Union, as well as other countries whose laws already allow for gay rights.
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