The Human Rights Campaign, the Harvey Milk Foundation and GLIFAA hosted a historic panel discussion featuring all of the openly LGBT American ambassadors, Tuesday at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
The panel included U.S. Ambassador to Australia John Berry, U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic James ‘Wally’ Brewster, U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Rufus Gifford, U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Daniel Baer, U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra James Costos and U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius.
Stuart Milk, the gay nephew of assassinated San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and president of the Harvey Milk Foundation, moderated the panel. The Washington Blade reported that Milk described the LGBT ambassadors as “wonderful representatives of the LGBT community.” HRC President Chad Griffin, further categorized the men as “trailblazers.”