LGBT CSA Board Member Yesenia Chavez Named ‘Best Hill Staffer’ by Washington Blade

WASHINGTON – The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Congressional Staff Association (CSA) today congratulated Yesenia Chavez, who was voted “Best Hill Staffer” in the Washington Blade’s recent “Best of Gay D.C.” reader poll. Yesenia serves on the LGBT CSA board as the association’s Membership Director.

“We are so proud of Yesenia and thrilled for her much-deserved recognition by the Washington Blade,” said Mitchell Rivard, President of the LGBT CSA. “Yesenia’s hard work every day, combined with her energy and passion she brings to the job, is helping to make Capitol Hill a more welcoming place for LGBT staffers. We are lucky to have her drive and determination on our board.” 


Yesenia Chavez is a first-generation Mexican-American that serves as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva. She advises the congressman on policy matters pertaining to LGBT, Human Rights, Women's Issues, Gun Violence, Small Business, Veteran’s Affairs, Transportation, Voting Rights, Military and Defense, and Commemorations. As Membership Director of the LGBT CSA, Yesenia works to create safe and inclusive spaces for all staffers, especially queer women and people of color, to meet one another and foster relationships to promote membership growth.

The LGBT CSA is a bipartisan organization on Capitol Hill whose mission is to advance the interests of LGBT House of Representatives staff, and advocate for the LGBT community at large. For more information, visit  


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