Global LGBTQ+ Caucus


    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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    September LGBTQ+ Newsletter

    Editorial: A new caucus chair and much news to catch up on

    by Betsy Ettorre and Fred Kuhr, co-editors

    This month we’d like to welcome Bob Vallier as our new Democrats Abroad LGBTQ+ Global Caucus Chair. Bob has been active in DA for a number of years and is currently DA Italy Vice Chair and Chair — Central Italy chapter. We welcome him as chair and look forward to his leadership in this important work for the LGBTQ+ community.

    We’d also that to thank Martha McDevitt-Pugh for her service to the Caucus for the past eight years. We are grateful to her for her commitment to building up the DA LGBTQ+ Caucus.

    Co-editor Fred Kuhr reports on important LGBTQ+ news including a group of senators urging support for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, more LGBTQ+ appointments in the Biden Administration, and Pete and Chasten Buttigieg’s new babies.

    Irene Chriss and Betsy Ettorre worked together on an article about the California recall election and its impact on LGBTQ+ rights. As many of you know, a similar 2003 California recall had a serious impact on our community. So our important work supporting politicians who support our community continues.

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    July LGBTQ+ Newsletter

    Editorial: Another Pride Day added to our history

    by Betsy Ettorre

    The DA June Pride month was packed with, well with, prideful events. Including a commemoration by President Biden to the Pulse Nightclub 2016 tragedy.
    Our July newsletter contains summaries of our June 20 Equality Act program, a report of the webinar with Tammy Baldwin, a thoughtful reflection on what pride means, and the White House’s homage to the Pulse Nightclub mass shooting in Florida.
    As President Biden said during that program, “This afternoon, we celebrate. Tomorrow we go back to work”.
    There’s a lot of work to do and we are looking for volunteers to help.  

    Can you write, edit and/or proofread? Do you have IT skills you can share?  
    Please see our request to find LGBTQ volunteer newsletter writers as well as our search for volunteers to share their poetic expressions in our ongoing quest for equity.
    We hope you had a great 4th of July! 

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