glifaa holds general meetings most months to consult and update our members.  We continually engage Washington officials on issues of concern.  Monthly happy hours provide networking opportunities that bring together our members and people from like-minded organizations.  In addition, participation in Pride Month every June involves marching in the D.C. parade and staffing a display, as well as organizing commemorations in our agencies.  glifaa’s “Pink Party” is another social highlight, formerly in December now in February.  glifaa representatives routinely participate in Foreign Service Institute seminars to consider key issues and brief newly-hired personnel and in events sponsored by the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity.  We organize and support speakers, films and similar programs on an ad hoc basis.  Around the world, our Post Representatives organize and support events of interest to the LGBT community at their posts and in their host countries.