Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 18, 2010


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah will deliver opening remarks on “LGBT Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy” at an event co-hosted by State's Office of Civil Rights and GLIFAA, the organization for Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies, on Tuesday, June 22 at 11:00 a.m., at the Department of State.

The event is part of LGBT Pride Month celebrations at the U.S. Department of State and USAID.

Following the opening remarks, Assistant Secretary for Populations, Refugees, and Migration Eric Schwartz will lead a panel discussion with Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Daniel Baer, Mark Bromley of the Council for Global Equality, and Cary Johnson of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.

The event will be open to credentialed members of the media and can be watched live on www.state.gov.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 10:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

PRESS CONTACT

GLIFAA Press Secretary
Michelle Schohn
schohnjm@state.gov

Department of State
Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492



PRN: 2010/827