Glifaa holds a number of events and activities, including:

  • Regular general meetings to consult with members and provide advocacy updates.
  • Regular happy hours, cultural events, and other social activities to provide networking opportunities with members and people from like-minded organizations.
  • Organizing Pride commemorations in our agencies.
  • Glifaa’s annual Pink Party.
  • Participation in Capital Pride in Washington, DC every June.
  • Seminars and new hire briefings at the Foreign Service Institute.
  • Speakers, films, and similar programs.
  • Post meetings and events in local host countries around the world through our Post Representatives.

All event invitations are currently being sent out through our mailing list and posted on our Facebook page. Please join our mailing list or like us on Facebook to get connected.

Upcoming Events

glifaa announces results of 2022-2023 board elections

Dear glifaa members, Thank you to the glifaa members who voted in this year’s elections, and thank you to all the 2022-2023 glifaa board candidates for running. Please find the results of the 2022 glifaa elections below. Candidates Elected by Majority Vote Amendments to the By-laws Approved by Majority Vote…

Recent Past Events

2022 glifaa Board Elections Info

Elections TimelineNow through August 21 11:59 p.m. ET: Solicitations of Nominations for CandidatesAugust 22-23 Review of Nominees’ Qualifications and Publication of Names and Statements from Qualified Candidates***DEADLINE TO PAY DUES TO VOTE IN ELECTIONS IS AUGUST 23***August 24-31 11:59 p.m. ET: Voting (only members current on dues will be sent a ballot)September 1-2: Counting…

Secretary Blinken hosts a 2022 Pride Reception at the Department of State

We were honored to join Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Persons Jessica Stern at the U.S. Department of State for the Department’s 2022 Pride Reception. Thank you for your leadership in promoting…

Transgender Day of Visibility 2021

On March 31, glifaa joined Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, and celebrated Transgender Day of Visibility in a virtual event across the world. Originated in Michigan in 2009, Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual awareness day celebrated around the world and dedicated to recognizing the accomplishments of…


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