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GLIFAA, officially recognized by the U.S. State Department, represents lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) personnel and their families in the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Foreign Commercial Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, and other foreign affairs agencies and offices in the U.S. Government. Founded in 1992 by fewer than a dozen employees who faced official harassment simply because of their sexual orientation, GLIFAA continues to seek equality and fairness for LGBT employees and their families. We are an entirely volunteer organization, and we rely on the dues paid by our members for our important advocacy and outreach efforts. If you are interested in joining, please see our <a href=”http://glifaa.org/content/membership”>Membership Page</a> for information and an application.