LGBT Peace Corps Alumni Applaud Peace Corps on Placement of Same-Sex Couples
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Contact Hale Sargent, of the LGBT RPCV Steering Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Peace Corps alumni (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
Welcome to the Adventure of Your Life!
We promote Peace Corps ideals and the legal, political and social rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people around the world.
Who we are …
We are an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and others who are Peace Corps volunteer alumni, current volunteers, former and current staff members and friends. Founded in Washington D.C. in 1991, we have members throughout the country and around the world who have served in Peace Corps since its beginning in 1961. We’re made up of a national steering committee, together with regional chapters. We are an active affiliate member of the National Peace Corps Association.
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We invite current volunteers, recently returned volunteers and our longstanding RPCV members to write articles about issues, concerns and activities that are compatible with our Mission Statement. “We promote Peace Corps ideals and the legal, political and social rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people around the world.” Contact editor Mike Learned with articles, ideas for articles, editorial comment and any questions.