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Diplomacy in Action

LGBT+ in the Foreign Service (MQ130)

This Transition Center event, in coordination with GLIFAA, will address the unique situations affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender employees and their families overseas and help them understand and work with current USG policies. A panel of experts will address such topics as immigration, adoption and international LGBT human rights concerns. A second panel will include LGBT employees and family members who will speak to the realities in the field. In culmination, a resource fair will include representatives from various offices and associations.

Participant Feedback:

"It was good to know that high level people are willing to hear from LGBT employees who might run in to bureaucratic or logistical issues. Also to know that there is so much support for LGBT families at State. I was really impressed."

"I just really appreciated how serious and proactive they are about ensuring the best and most equal employment experience for LGBT employees."


Course Dates and Times
1 June 2016      5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

This is a non-tuition workshop.


Virtual Resource Table

The following links and documents represent materials made available at the resource table during the class.

State Department Resources and Offices


General Foreign Service

Other Organizations, Offices and Resources

Other Resources and Recommended Reading

The information provided is FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY and in no way constitutes an endorsement, expressed or implied, by the Department of State. Links to websites outside the U.S. federal government or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names are for the convenience of the user and do not constitute an official endorsement or approval of any private sector website, product, service, or privacy policy.


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