Celebrating LGBT RPCVs During Pride Week

Happy Pride Month!

Every June, people across the country (and world, quite honestly) gather this month to celebrate the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots - widely considered the single most important event leading up to the modern LGBT rights and liberation movement. During Pride month, I invite you to learn more about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Association (LGBT RPCV).

In fact, LGBT RPCV is currently looking for volunteers  in your region to host in-person events and activities. Some ideas include socials, service and outreach activities, RPCV story slams, to just name a few. Peace Corps regional offices across the country are organizing a variety of recruitment events that also would appreciate RPCV participation.  If you are interested, shoot me an email or connect via our social media accounts below.


Founded in 1991, LGBT RPCV is an affiliated group with the NPCA whose mission is to promote Peace Corps ideals and the legal, political and social rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people around the world. We collect RPCV stories from different countries across the world, archive a variety of Safe Zone training materials, and advocate for inclusive policies and operations with Peace Corps. And most importantly, we provide a network for the LGBTQ Peace Corps community to celebrate their experiences and inspire others to join along in the journey.


We always appreciate new members and supporters; you can learn more about us:

Website (https://lgbrpcv.org/),

Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/lgbrpcv/)

Twitter (https://twitter.com/LGBT_RPCV)

Affiliate via NPCA (http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/membership/).

In Solidarity,

Manuel Colón

National Coordinator

[email protected]

Paraguay 2010-2012