LGBT Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Applaud Peace Corps on Placement of Same-Sex Couples
May 22, 2013 1 Comment
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LGBT Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Applaud Peace Corps on Placement of Same-Sex Couples
SAN FRANCISCO /May 21, 2013/ — LGBT Returned Peace Corps Volunteers applaud the Peace Corps for its announcement today that the agency will now accept applications from same-sex domestic partners who wish to serve together as volunteers overseas.
“Peace Corps service is an amazing experience, and the organization has long been friendly to LGBT volunteers” says Mike Learned, national coordinator of the LGBT RPCVs. “Accepting gay couples to serve is a major milestone for a great organization and for equality.”
LGBT RPCVs is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Returned Peace Corps Volunteers) that promotes Peace Corps ideals and the legal, political, and social rights of LGBT people around the world.
Founded in 1991, the organization has members around the world. It produces an online newsletter and operates a mentorship program for LGBT Americans considering service with the Peace Corps.
Read the Peace Corps announcement here: http://www.peacecorps.gov/resources/media/press/2238/
For more information on LGBT RPCVs, visit http://www.lgbrpcv.org