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June is LGBTQI+ Pride Month 2024

June is LGBTQI+ Pride Month 2024
Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 12:04 PM by DANA DEROUCHEY

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


Cultivating Resilience - Harvesting Hope The efforts to create a LGBTQI+ Pride march began in the United States on June 28, 1970, during the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprisings External Link. It evolved into what is now a month-long celebration of the successes and numerous contributions of LGBTQI+ Americans to our society. President Bill Clinton became the first U.S. president to declare June as “Gay and Lesbian” Pride Month by issuing Proclamation 7203 External Link on June 11, 1999. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia, and concerts, and LGBTQI+ 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 LGBTQI+ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

The USDA 2024 Departmental LGBTQI+ Pride Month theme, “Cultivating Resilience; Harvesting Hope” recognizes the contributions of LGBTQI+ Americans to our community, and more specifically, to agriculture.

More Information about Pride Month External Link

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FPAC FY 2024 LGBTQI+ Pride Awareness Month Events

Description: In celebration of LGBTQI+ Pride Month, the FPAC Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity Division (CREEOD) will be hosting a variety of events:

  • Event 1: Queer Through the Years - Pride Month Observance Jeopardy Trivia Experience - June 12th at 1:00pm – 2:30pm EDT
  • Event 2: Queer History: Scientist Edition - Tuesday, June 11th at 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
  • Event 3: Queer Thriving: A workshop centered on queer farmer priorities and success - Tuesday, June 25th at 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT

Cultivating Resilience, Harvesting Hope

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM EST

Description: In celebration of Pride Month, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, the Office of the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer External Link, and Equality USDA External Link will host an event. This is an opportunity to recognize the invaluable role that LGBTQI+ Americans have played in shaping our workforce and communities.

The event will commence on the Whitten Patio at 1:00 pm EST. The event will also be available virtually on Zoom.

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