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U.S. Diplomacy for LGBTQIA+ Rights Around the World: A Snapshot and a Look Forward

Date & Time

Jun. 29, 2022
2:00pm – 3:00pm ET




Advancing human rights around the world has been a diplomatic objective of the United States for a long while. Even with the U.S.’s complicated history, an incredible amount of work is done to push other countries around the globe to adopt more progressive and just policies for all people. One issue central to these endeavors is propelling the advancement of international LGBTQIA+ human rights. 

Recently the First Annual Interagency Report on the Implementation of the Presidential Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Around the World was released detailing U.S. agencies’ role at the nexus of diplomacy and LGBTQI+ human rights. During our event, we will dive into the interagency report, what the work entails, and its impact. We will also discuss the innovative strategies currently on the table to take the fight for global LGBTQI+ equality to new heights.


Jay Gilliam

Jay Gilliam

USAID Senior LGBTQI+ Coordinator
Jessica Stern

Jessica Stern

Department of State’s U.S. Special Envoy To Advance The Human Rights Of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer And Intersex (LGBTQI+) Persons 

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