GLASS Statement on Meeting with Senator Mike Enzi
For Immediate Release
April 28, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the Steering Committee of GLASS Caucus, the professional association for LGBTQ Senate staff and their allies, met with Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) on the heels of his remarks on the LGBTQ community:
“GLASS Caucus was grateful to meet with Senator Mike Enzi this week to discuss issues affecting the LGBTQ community. Following controversial comments made earlier this month, Senator Enzi offered a sincere and unequivocal apology to the GLASS Steering Committee. GLASS Caucus is encouraged by the Senator’s willingness to work with the organization to help promote the welfare and dignity of LGBTQ people.
Senator Enzi and the Steering Committee engaged in a thoughtful and productive discussion on how we can all understand each other and work together. In order to understand each other and our differences, we must make a wholehearted effort to get to know the individuals with whom we interact on a daily basis. GLASS maintains the fundamental goal of facilitating a working environment at the U.S. Senate where LGBTQ employees are able to do their jobs while being open about their sexual orientation or gender identity.
GLASS was founded as an organization open to all with the purpose of raising awareness of issues affecting the LGBTQ community. In an effort to decrease misunderstanding and miscommunication, GLASS was pleased to foster a discussion with Senator Enzi on increasing visibility and providing a safe environment for LGBTQ individuals.
Following this meeting, GLASS is encouraged that the Senator upholds those same values. We look forward to continuing this discussion with his office – and other Senate offices – in a constructive and nonpartisan manner.”