Please join us to welcome our friend and former luxury real estate broker, Bob J. Satawake back to Chicago. Bob left in 2013 when his partner was tapped to serve as ambassador to the Dominican Republic. They were married shortly before James "Wally" Brewster was sworn into his ambassadorship, and off they went to the Dominican Republic for a historic and controversial tour of duty.
As the first gay diplomatic spouse representing the United States in the Western Hemisphere, Bob received minimal guidance from the State Department on how to navigate his new role leaving him little choice but to break the rigid protocols of diplomatic life. He experienced discrimination, homophobia, and outright hostility as he attempted to forge a new path in a conservative and religious country. Bob's heartwarming story is about a regular guy who found himself catapulted onto the front lines of diplomacy on the world stage, and how he used kindness, love, humility, and diplomacy (all skills he learned in residential sales) to overcome hate and intolerance.
Bob and Wally now live in Texas, where Bob works as advocate for gender equality and human rights. He is a speaker, lecturer, blogger, contributor to various news publications, and author of the Amazon Best Selling book, Breaking Protocol: Forging a Path Beyond Diplomacy.
Order your copy in advance at breakingprotocolbook.com
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