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Equality USDA Newsletter Vol.2 Issue 2

Hello Equality USDA members and friends,

Pride 2020 is in the rearview mirror, and we’ve memorialized as much of it as we could in the attached newsletter! We hope you enjoy this jam-packed read from your home office, living room couch, lawn chair, or wherever you are this summer. You are welcome to share the newsletter, or excerpts of it, with others. 

We hope you and your families are safe, healthy, and finding some joy this summer – take care, ya’ll!


July 2020 _Equality USDA News & Notes

Scavenger Hunt Week 5 Results!

 

Pride Scavenger Hunt Final Week Clues!

 

Scavenger Hunt Week 4 Clues

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This has been a big week for the Supreme Court and the LGBTQ+ community. On Monday, LGBTQ+ employees are now protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, a huge victory for workplace advocates. After today's Supreme Court ruling on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an estimated 66,825 LGBTQ+ Dreamers are now protected from deportation. Without the steadfast commitments of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, we would not be celebrating the rights we cherish today. In the words of our darling Mother Johnson, there is "No Pride for some of us without liberation for all of us." And with that, here are week 4's clues! Happy early Juneteenth, y'all! #equalityusda #equalityusdavirtualpride

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Pride Month Scavenger Hunt Week 3 Results.

WE WON! SCOTUS rules 6-3 in favor of employment protections for LGBTQ individuals.

Today is another landmark day in the fight for Equality! The US Supreme Court has ruled in a 6-3 decision that LGBTQ individuals are protected in employment under Title VII of the civil rights act. While we celebrate, we also honor the memory of Aimee Stephens, a trans woman, who brought one of these two cases involved in this decision after being fired for being trans. Aimee died on May 12th before she could see the decision in her case handed down. Once again, the LGBTQ community owes a huge leap forward in our movement to the bravery of trans individuals. Rest in Power Aimee.

 

Aimee Stephens outside her childhood home in Fayetteville, N.C., in 2018. She was fired from her job in 2013 after she told her colleagues that she would begin living as a woman. Credit…Eamon Queeney for The New York Times