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Thursday: Join Us for an Equality Talk on the U.S. Foreign Service and LGBT Rights

America's Other ArmyPost submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC Digital Media Specialist

This Thursday at 6:00 pm HRC will team with Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFFA) to host a free reading and discussion with Nicholas Kralev, author of America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st Century Diplomacy.

Kralev is a former Financial Times and Washington Times correspondent. He has been granted unprecedented access to the inner sanctum of American diplomacy in Washington and around the world over nine years. He will talk about his new book, America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st Century Diplomacy, which is based on his visits to more than 50 U.S. embassies and interviews with 600 career diplomats, as well as Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright. For a decade, Kralev traveled with these U.S. secretaries of state to over 80 countries as a newspaper correspondent.

He will share behind-the-scenes insights about modern diplomacy and will discuss the battles of LGBT diplomats for equality and acceptance. He will focus on Hillary Clinton's role in advancing LBGT rights -- both in the Foreign Service and around the world. He will also examine whether the Foreign Service is equipped to address the challenges of the 21st century, and what needs to be done to improve it.

We hope you can join us at HRC's D.C. headquarters for this special event on November 15 at 6:00 pm! Find more details and RSVP here. You can also watch videos of past talks with Bishop Gene Robinson and other guests at

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