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The Council for Global Equality puts human rights at the heart of what America represents at home and abroad. We believe that those who lead our country must embrace LGBT rights as an essential and equal expression of human rights. This is particularly the case with regard to those who are entrusted with oversight of U.S. foreign policy or with its public representation abroad. To that end, the Council will work with fair-minded Members of Congress to ensure that ambassadorial and other senior-level nominees are, as appropriate, questioned about issues affecting the international LGBT community at confirmation and other public hearings. We will also seek to provide these foreign policy leaders with relevant information, to ensure that they are well-informed of the degree to which our friends and allies abroad respect fundamental LGBT rights.

Click here to read some recent confirmation pledges from U.S. ambassadors.