Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Peace Corps Alumni

Peace Corps at PRIDE Events Across the Country!

Are you interested in learning more about the Peace Corps and how we support LGBTQ volunteers and staff?
Staff from the US Peace Corps will be on hand this summer at more than a dozen Pride events. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will join them and share their stories and answer your questions. Watch for them in parades and drop by the booths to pick up some information about how you can live and work abroad as a Peace Corps volunteer! For a complete list of Pride Events where Peace Corps will be present see PRIDE EVENTS on the Peace Corps website.

Welcome to the Adventure of Your Life!

Mission

Children Shucking Corn by "delayed gratification" on Flickr.

Children Shucking Corn by “delayed gratification” on Flickr.

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.

Contribute an Article

We have a long tradition of featuring articles and stories written by current and recent volunteers, along with RPCVs who have been active in their communities and their professional lives since their time in Peace Corps. One of our major goals is to provide information about the LGBT experience in Peace Corps for members of our community who are considering Peace Corps service. There is no better source of information for this than that provided by the dozens of writers who have contributed to our newsletter and web site over the years.

If you’ve got a story to tell that is in sync with our purpose, “We promote Peace Corps ideals and the legal, political and social rights of LGBT people around the world,” we’re interested in hearing from you. Contact editor, Mike Learned (lgbrpcv-news@lgbrpcv.org), with your articles, ideas and questions.

Consider these guidelines when submitting and article: 

  • up to 1800 words, but flexible with longer articles
  • describes experiences, situations which would be helpful to LGBT applicants, nominees, trainees, recent PCVs and people in our community wanting to know more about the Peace Corps
  • We reserve the right to edit all submissions, but never publish with the writer’s OK regarding any edits

For security reasons, we suggest publishing articles from current PCVs with an anonymous byline. Current and returned volunteers should consider the safety of anyone living in-country when telling their stories.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender RPCVs are a proud supporter of the United States Peace Corps and an affiliate of the National Peace Corps Association, the official Peace Corps alumni organization.

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