This is who we are.
create a welcoming, supportive, and affirming community centered on Coast Guard Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual, and Queer employees, Auxiliarists, families, veterans, and allies.
This affinity group will also partner with the Coast Guard’s Affinity Group Council (AGC), LEAD Council, LDACs, DHS Pride, Uniformed Services Affinity groups, and others, to provide education, information, consultation, and advocacy services to strengthen the LGBTQIAP+ community within the Coast Guard. Coast Guard Spectrum will work with Coast Guard leadership to create policy that is inclusive of the diverse range of sexual orientations and genders that exist within the organization.
We are committed to creating a diverse membership and group that is inclusive and respectful of all people’s identity including but not limited to classes, genders, sexual orientations, races, HIV/AIDS statuses, ranks, rates, ages, and abilities.
We aim to uplift marginalized people within the Coast Guard and celebrate those that continue to be silenced within the organization. We are committed to amplifying their voices and advocating for inclusive policy within the Coast Guard.
We strive for continuous improvement and seek to be an agent of positive change for LGBTQIAP+ members and broader community. We stand firmly in opposition to any policy which discriminates against the LGBTQIAP+ community and other marginalized communities. We are committed to undoing racism and all other systems of oppression.
We actively promote justice, fairness and impartiality in procedures, processes, and distribution of our resources as well as institutions or systems affiliated or in partnership with us. We will continue to tackle equity issues by ensuring we work to understand the root causes of outcome disparities within our society.
"Beyond Buzzwords and Bystanders: A Framework for Systematically Developing a Diverse, Mission Ready, and Innovative Coast Guard Workforce" (2019)
K. Young-McLear, S. Zelmanowitz, R. James, D. Brunswick, T. DeNucci
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