2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month: Scott Andrews
Scott Vincent Andrews is a public affairs advisor in the Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC), where he is part of a team that manages communications, media relations, and public affairs for the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Prior to his position at the State Department, Scott served in the United Nations Office of the Director-General in Geneva, as International Project Coordinator for California-based HEILBrice Communications, and under the Spokesperson at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Scott is proud to be working in an office and federal agency committed to the rights and dignity of LGBT-identified individuals in the United States and around the world. In this spirit, he hopes Pride Month will be a time to celebrate the rich diversity of the LGBT community in the United States and the progress made toward affording them the full range of rights and freedoms they deserve. But this month is also in solemn recognition of the work that remains to be done overseas, where too many people still face the specter of violence and discrimination because of whom they love.
Scott is originally from southern California, where he grew up in a loving family and community whose support he credits, in part, for the happiness that now fills his life and work. When he is not pining for the palm trees and sea breeze of his youth, he likes to travel, learn foreign languages, and enjoys classical music. Scott is an alumnus of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland (IHEID).
He speaks French and Serbo-Croatian, and has traveled to nearly 50 countries.