The two congressional staff associations for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staffers are hosting a happy hour this Thursday, which according to organizers is designed to allow openly gay staffers to mingle with closeted and/or questioning staffers.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Congressional Staff
Association (LGBT CSA), which represents LGBT House staffers, and its
Senate counterpart, GLASS, the Gay and Lesbian Association of Senate
Staff, will jointly host the event on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Top of
the Hill bar above the Pour House.
Part of National Coming Out
Day, which is Oct. 11, LGBT CSA communications director Kat Skiles told
ITK that the event’s mission is “to provide a space for people to be
themselves in a safe, open environment.”
Skiles noted, “Capitol Hill can be a particularly difficult place for people to come out in, so we want anyone who is considering coming out to know that we’re here, and that there’s a group of people who understand some of these challenges firsthand.”