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Chelsea Clinton says gay rights have made progress

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Updated: 2/16 3:49 pm
By MARTIN GRIFFITH
The Associated Press

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton says the gay-rights cause made "incredible progress" on political and legal fronts in 2013, but progress should not be mistaken for success.

Clinton called lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues "the unfinished business of the 21st century" in an address at a national conference Sunday in Las Vegas.

She urged a crowd of 600 professionals who work with children to become more sensitive to the needs of LGBT youth, saying the deck is stacked against them because of bullying, rejection and other harassment.

The Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign Foundation's inaugural conference, which was designed to promote the safety and welfare of LGBT youth, honored Magic Johnson and his wife, Cookie, and former 'N Sync singer Lance Bass for their support of gay rights.

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