Pride at USDA goes live TODAY!

Hello EqualityUSDA members and friends,

Today we launch the first of three virtual Pride events for USDA!

You can watch today’s LGBTQ+ Pride Month Observance starting at 11am ET at the following link:

Today’s video features USDA employees and keynote speaker Robyn Ochs, author and consultant on sexual orientation and gender identity. Refer to the attached Observance Poster and Program.

Starting Monday, June 15 through Sunday, June 21, you can watch the Lavender Scare documentary online – email for login info.

And on June 25, we’ll premier another LGBTQ+ Pride Month Observance with more USDA employees and keynote speaker Amber Hikes, a social justice advocate and community organizer. Link to be provided. 

Please share these virtual Pride events with your colleagues, Civil Rights Committees, and work unit.

Thank you to the USDA agencies who are sponsoring these events in partnership with Equality USDA:

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)

Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Economic Research Service (ERS)

Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC)

Farm Service Agency(FSA)

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Risk Management Agency (RMA)

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

Foreign Agricultural Service

Forest Service

National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Rural Development (RD)

And don’t forget to join Equality USDA’s Virtual Pride Scavenger Hunt on Facebook and Instagram! Email to receive the clues direct to your inbox. Later today the clues for Week 3 will drop. Congratulations to Week 1 Winner Rachel Yeatman and Week 2 Winner Brandon Caley

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