State Department

US State Department advances LGBT equality globally with first Special Envoy for LGBT Persons

Today, GLAAD was honored to be included in a welcome reception for Randy Berry, the first person appointed as The US State Department's Special Enjoy for LGBT Persons.

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TUNE IN: State Dept. hosts Google+ Hangout on immigration and visa applications for same-sex couples

The US State Department is hosting a Google+ Hangout to address questions about the process for binational same-sex couples to apply for visas. Tune in at 1:00 PM EDT to learn more.

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State Department Brings South African Activist to GLAAD For Meeting

On Thursday, GLAAD was fortunate enough to meet with Phindi Malaza, the Advocacy and Programs Coordinator of the Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW) in South Africa. She is traveling around America with the US State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.

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June 8, 2012

State Department Brings Overseas Journalists to GLAAD

Friday afternoon, GLAAD staff had the extraordinary opportunity to meet, speak with, and answer questions from a group of seventeen foreign journalists who cover LGBT issues in their home countries. Reporters from Uganda, Moldova, Nigeria, Singapore, Chile, India, Guyana, and ten other nations joined us in our New York offices.
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June 10, 2010
by GLAAD

State Department Eases Passport Restrictions for Transgender Americans

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May 20, 2010
by GLAAD

Malawian Judge Sentences Couple to 14 Years in Prison; Human Rights Groups Outraged

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March 18, 2009

U.S. Will Support UN Statement on "Human Right, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity"

In an official statement today, U.S. State Department affirmed that the Obama administration-led U.S.
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