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June is Pride Month 2023

 
DANA DEROUCHEY
June is Pride Month 2023
Published on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 9:58 AM by DANA DEROUCHEY
 

Last Updated: June 6, 2023

June is Pride Month

In honor of this year’s LGBTQ+ Pride Month, Team AgLearn is providing information and resources below to encourage engagement with this important annual event.


The information below is a portion of content quoted from President Biden's Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month, 2023 External Link

"During Pride Month, we honor a movement that has grown stronger, more vibrant, and more inclusive with every passing year. Pride is a celebration of generations of LGBTQI+ people, who have fought bravely to live openly and authentically. And it is a reminder that we still have generational work to do to ensure that everyone enjoys the full promise of equity, dignity, protection, and freedom."


Background


Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the ‘day’ soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

More Information about Pride Month External Link


Presidential Executive Action



Events


LGBTQI+ Urban Farmer Roundtable

No registration required.

When: June 8, 2023, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Join the LGBTQI+ Urban Farmer Roundtable (zoom event) External Link


USDA LGBTQI+ Pride Month Observance

This year, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR) and the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) are coming together to host the Departmental LGBTQI+ Pride Month Observance. This program will feature Dr. Katherine Dentzman (she/her) and Dr. Jaclyn "Jac" Wypler (they/she) as the keynote speakers.

Dr. Dentzman and Dr. Wypler will be discussing the most recent data and research around LGBTQI+ farmers, and how queer farmers are literally changing the land they live and work on. Hear how USDA is changing the landscape of the lives of our LGBTQI+ employees and customers through diversity and inclusion initiatives.

When: June 29, 2023, 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST

Register for the USDA LGBTQI+ Pride Month Observance Webinar External Link


LGBTQI+ PRIDE Month Observance - Equality USDA Presents Pronouns in the Workplace

Equality USDA is presenting a training session on pronouns in the workplace covering: why pronouns are part of an inclusive workplace culture, terms and definitions, best practices, USDA email signature block policy, and frequently asked questions. 

When: June 22, 2023, 2:00pm-3:00pm EST

Register for the Pronouns in the Workplace Webinar (zoom event)


AgLearn Resources


From LinkedIn Learning

From Skillsoft-Percipio


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