Yesterday I saw some of the latest crop of Foreign Service Officers. I spent a few minutes at the GLIFAA (Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies) table helping make sure that any LGBT folks among the new officers knew that:
1. We exist,
2. We are working for them even if they are afraid to come out, and
3. That it is more than possible to have a good career in the State Department as an out and proud LGBT person.
Beyond that, I just love seeing the new A-100s. I think I might bid to be the A-100 coordinator one day. I love their enthusiasm. it reminds me of how I felt back then and of why I joined.
So welcome to the 152nd!