The DA France LGBTQ+ Caucus is Back!

We are delighted to announce the “relaunch” of the Democrats Abroad France national LGBTQ+ Caucus. The kick-off event took place Wednesday, November 20 in Paris.  The mood was joyous (as you can tell from the photos) and turnout was terrific!

Led by co-chairs Fred Hoffman and Tom Houlihan, the national LGBTQ+ caucus is going to be an inclusive and vibrant community among American expats in France. We encourage diversity and intend to create a space of openness and trust!

Speaking of inclusion, we hope to have a truly national presence for the caucus, so if you would like to organize LGBTQ+ caucus events in your chapter, let us know!

Future events are in planning. Should you have ideas or suggestions for the caucus, please reach out to us at lgbtq@democratsabroad.fr.

From the DA Global LGBT Caucus:

Democrats Abroad is committed to a world where all persons have access to the same rights and benefits, regardless of sexual identity or gender expression.

The Democrats Abroad LGBT Caucus is the constituency group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex members and any Democrat abroad who supports them.

The goals of the LGBT Caucus reflect the mission of Democrats Abroad to:

  • engage and empower LGBTI Americans living abroad to vote in US elections;
  • provide a platform for Democrats Abroad members, country committees and chapters to advance issues at the heart of the LGBTI community;
  • support Democrats Abroad’s members in issues they face living abroad as LGBTI Americans, such as access to government services and benefits for same-sex spouses and family members, the legacy resulting from past discrimination and Defense of Marriage Act.

Would you like to join the global LGBT Caucus? Go to our webpage www.democratsabroad.org/lgbt.  And, stay tuned, we will be creating a dedicated DAFrance webpage for the caucus in the near future!