Global LGBTQ+ Caucus



  • VICTORY FOR AMERICA

    Congratulations to our President and Vice President Elect!

    "A new day has come to America and the world. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the White House, and democracy will prevail!

    Joe Biden will be a president for all America, healing the divisions that have so fragmented the country. He is a thoughtful statesman, and an experienced legislator and leader, but above all he is a truly empathetic and kind person.

    We are thrilled to have elected Kamala Harris as Vice President. A groundbreaking leader, her legal and senatorial careers have more than demonstrated her keen intelligence, progressive values, and ability to build coalitions. She will be a role model for generations.

    Thank you to all of our voters and volunteers for your efforts! We have risen to the challenge of our time, and our votes have been the margin of victory in this historic win.

    We look forward to working with the 117th Congress and Biden administration to bring our voices to the table in the coming months."

    Julia Bryan

    Global Chair of Democrats Abroad

    DA Global LGBTQ+ Caucus Leadership:

    Martha McDevitt-Pugh
    | Global DNC Representative, Global LGBT Caucus Co-Chair
    Tre'Shawn Griffin-Noordermeer
    | Chair, Global LGBT Caucus Co-Chair
    Juan Cerda
    | DAF-Paris Chair; LGBT Caucus Co-Chair, DAF; LGBT+ Caucus, Solidarity Sundays EMEA Coordinator
    Betsy Ettorre
    | Member-at-Large - Finland, member LGBTQ+ Global Caucus and Newsletter co-editor, co-leader of monthly ProDA Book Club
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    News

    Meet the new chair of DA Spain

    “I started off in Democratic politics a long, long time ago,” Daniel James explains. “I worked for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and started working on campaigns,” serving on “three House campaigns and a Senate campaign.” James’ 34-year career in the federal government then shifted toward more non-partisan work.

    But even after his retirement in 2019, James carefully considers and consults before jumping in as an activist in the partisan arena. Of course, this has not prevented him from being actively involved, and like many others, James has felt even more compelled to act in the current political climate.

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    Pushing to pass the Equality Act

    At the 2021 Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA) Annual Global Meeting (May 14-16), the Resolution To Condemn Recent Anti-Transgender Legislation and to Support Passage of the Equality Act, proposed by Austin Allaire (DA UK) and Brian Westley (DA UK), was adopted. It states:

    • Whereas 16 anti-LGBTQ laws have been enacted since the beginning of 2021; and
    • Whereas recent legislation passed in the state of Arkansas serves as a case study of the perils of such laws; and
    • Whereas, on April 2, 2021, Republicans in the Arkansas General Assembly voted to override Governor Asa Hutchinson’s veto to enact the Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act; and
    • Whereas this law bans gender-confirming surgery for anyone under 18 and prohibits doctors from providing transgender youth with puberty blockers or hormone therapy; and
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    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 248 rsvps
    Zoom

    Senator Tammy Baldwin on the Equality Act

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    Join us as we speak with Senator Tammy Baldwin, a leading co-sponsor of the Equality Act, about the bill and what steps we can take as Americans abroad to ensure its passage. 

    There will not be a magic day when we wake up and it's now OK to express ourselves publicly. We must make  that day ourselves, by speaking out publicly -- first in small numbers, then in greater numbers, until it's simply the way things are and no one thinks twice. Never doubt that we will create this world, because, my friends, we are fortunate to live in a democracy, and in a democracy, we decide what's possible.”

    -- Tammy Baldwin

    Senator Tammy Baldwin is the junior US Senator from Wisconsin. A member of the Democratic Party she served three terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly representing the 78th district, and from 1999 to 2013 represented Wisconsin’s 2nd congressional district in the US House of Representatives. 

    In 1998, Baldwin was elected as the state's first female member of Congress and the nation's first openly gay challenger sent to Congress. In 2012, Baldwin became the first woman from Wisconsin to serve in the Senate and the first openly-LGBTQ senator ever elected. Senator Baldwin was re-elected in 2018 by a near historic margin of nearly 11%. 

    In the Senate, Baldwin has worked closely with the Wisconsin business community to build a Made in Wisconsin economy and drive economic growth. Baldwin has championed reforms for lowering costs and expanding access to health care, taking on Wall Street and the special interests that are calling the shots in Washington, and standing up for Wisconsin. 

    Baldwin identifies as a progressive, and she has a consistently progressive voting record. She supports Medicare for All, LGBTQ rights, and gun control, and opposed the Iraq War.  Senator Baldwin is a leading co-sponsor of the Equality Act.

    Even if you can't join our talk with Senator Baldwin, please support our 2021 and 2022 Get Out the Vote campaign by making a donation - large or small.

    EVENT DETAILS

    Date: June 16, 2021
    Time: 8:30 am EDT (Washington)
    13.30 BST (London)
    14.30 CET (Paris)
    21.30 JST (Tokyo)
    22.30 AEST (Sydney)

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    Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 11:30 AM Berlin Time · 1 rsvp

    Film Discussion: Alice Wu's The Half of It

    Join us and the Youth Caucus at DA's Virtual Pride Marathon to talk about Alice Wu's film The Half of It.

    A Netflix original movie, The Half of It received rave reviews from critics and tells the story of teenage Ellie Chu, who writes letters to her crush on the behalf of her classmate Paul in a queer retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac. As Paul and Ellie's friendship grows, the film explores the isolation of the intersection of queer and immigrant identity as well as the meaning of friendship.

    The film is available for streaming on Netflix.

    This event is part of the Democrats Abroad LGBTQ+ Caucus' Global Virtual Pride Marathon. You can find the list of all the events on their main event page.