In a White House memorandum titled “Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World,” and issued on February 4, the Biden Administration restated the earlier policy objective of the Obama Administration to, “ensure that United States diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons everywhere.”

In this effort, President Biden demanded the full and active cooperation of the following departments of the Executive branch:

“the Departments of State, the Treasury, Defense, Justice, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the Office of the United States Trade Representative, and such other agencies as the President may designate.”

In summary, these agencies are directed to do the following: