[ONLINE] - Celebrating the 2020 LGBTQIA+ Out in National Security Leadership List


Join Political Reform and Out in National Security for a conversation with four rising LGBTQIA+ national security leaders.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access have finally come to public service and national security. New America has been a proud partner of the Diversity in National Security Network and Out in National Security, two lead groups dedicated to making sure that those who lead the nation look like those they’re sworn to serve. On Wednesday, September 9, New America will be joined by four rising leaders to discuss what it means to be LGBTQIA+ in this space, what their careers have been like, and how to change law, custom, and policy to respect, empower and include all Americans.

Co-hosted by Out in National Security and the New America New Models of Policy Change Initiative.


Francisco Bencosme
, @Bencosmef
Senior Policy Advisor at OSF for Asia and Latin America

Kerry-Jo Ford, @KerryJoLyn
Director, LGBTI Global Human Rights Initiative at the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Ryan Kaminski, @RyKaminski
Global Public Policy Lead, World Benchmarking Alliance


Mira Patel