Advocates Push for More LGBTQIA Inclusion in National SecurityOctober 13, 2019 | :
by Thomas Ilalaole
Increasingly, activist groups are promoting the need to increase LGBTQIA workers in national security. Greater LGBTQIA representation, they explain, would both better reflect the country’s population and ensure highly trained workers are afforded the same opportunities regardless of gender identity or sexuality.
“We must ensure that our national security professionals need not choose between their country and their identity,” said Ned Price, who identifies as gay and is director of National Security Action — a liberal think tank that opposes President Donald Trump’s approach to foreign policy and the use of the military. Diversity is the country’s national strength, he said.