USAID affirms and celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) people and all people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) as integral parts of every society. Diversity of SOGIESC exists in all societies, historical and contemporary, and all populations in every country. LGBTQI+ people are colleagues, partners, role models, leaders, neighbors, friends, and family members. Through the USAID LGBTQI+ Inclusive Development Policy (LGBTQI+ Policy), USAID recommits to its staff, local partners, the international community, other development agencies, and program participants around the world that LGBTQI+ individuals are a vital force in the work we do and that, by embracing an inclusive development approach, we will help our work serve all segments of society.