Pride month events

Thanks to all who attended last week’s Pride program, both in person and via JTN.  It was a phenomenal event with great speakers, wonderful award winners, and a packed house to boot.  As Pride month continues, here are some upcoming events:

Wednesday 6/10, 2-3pm EST:  Conversation with Aditi Hardikar, White House Liaison to the LGBT and AAPI Communities; in DC at the Bicentennial Building Room 5133/5135 and remotely through USA Meeting; hosted by the USAO for the District of Connecticut and EEO; great for those who missed Ms. Hardikar when she visited Main Justice in April.

Wednesday 6/17, 11am-12pm EST:  FBI Pride celebration with keynote by Ted Olsen; at FBI headquarters in the Bonaparte Auditorium.

Thursday 6/18, 12-1pm EST:  Brown bag with Amy Andre of HHS’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  Ms. Andre, an expert on health outcomes in the bisexual community, will discuss particular challenges faced and the most effective approaches to addressing them.  In DC at Main Justice, room TBD.  Dial-in information available upon request.

About the speaker: Amy Andre is the co-author of Bisexual Health: An Introduction (published by the National LGBTQ Task Force). She works at HHS as a Public Health Advisor. Prior to entering federal service, she presented her research on bisexual health to the White House, and she served on a federal task force in partnership with the office of the Surgeon General. Amy has been featured as an LGBT expert in multiple media outlets ranging from CNN to PBS to Cosmopolitan and is a blogger for the Huffington Post.  In her work as an author and public speaker, she has educated thousands of people at over 100 universities, conferences, and companies, including Harvard, the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association, Microsoft, and Stanford University.  Amy holds a master’s degree in Sexuality Studies, and, as a Point Foundation Scholar, earned an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Tuesday 6/23, the Department of Labor will induct Frank Kameny, a groundbreaking leader in the LGBT civil rights movement, into its Hall of Honor.  DOJ press release here.  Join the conversation on twitter with #ThankFrank.  More info via youtube here.


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