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Commerce Pride and Bringing Cultural Awareness and Inclusion to Commerce

Matt Phan (he/him) is the President of Commerce PRIDE, the Department’s cross-bureau queer employee resource group. He has also been the Librarian with the Commerce Research Library for over five years, helping the Department with its diverse information needs. Specifically, he manages the library’s technology solutions, providing mission-critical information access. Through his proactive outreach...

Pride Month: U.S. Census Bureau Data on Same-Sex Households

Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau counts everyone in the United States on April 1. The U.S. Constitution mandates the enumeration to determine how to apportion the House of Representatives among the states. The 2021 American Community Survey gave people the option to identify a relationship as same sex. All demographic surveys collect information about same-sex couples. Responses from the...

Commerce's EDA Celebrates Pride

Pride Month — observed each June — is both a celebration of progress for LGBTQI+ rights, and an opportunity to raise awareness of persistent challenges to those rights. President Biden’s proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month recognizes it as a time to “honor a movement that has grown stronger, more vibrant, and more inclusive with every passing year.”...

Secretary Raimondo Celebrates LGBTQI+ Pride

Today I had the opportunity to join our colleagues in raising the Pride flag as we celebrate the official start of Pride month. Pride Month is an opportunity to reflect on the incredible strength, perseverance, and progress of the LGBTQI+ community. It’s also our chance to honor the struggles of those who worked for decades to pave the way for the generations that followed them – brave individuals...

Pride Will Not End. America’s Diversity is Our Greatest Asset

By U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo I believe strongly in protecting the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community and this month has been an opportunity to reflect on the strength, progress, and resiliency of the LGBTQIA+ community. But there is still much work to do. While Pride Month is coming to an end, I encourage everyone to continue to be resilient, embrace diversity, and celebrate everyone...

LGBTQIA+ Pride Month: NOAA Scientist and NIST Chief Diversity Officer Lead with Pride

LGBTQIA+ individuals contribute their efforts to advance the nation in all areas, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. During this month recognizing the incredible strength, perseverance, and progress of the LGBTQI+ community, we celebrate outstanding Commerce employees who are serving as leaders in their fields and their communities. Find out more about a marine ecologist...

Pride Month: Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Inventors and Entrepreneurs

This month, the U.S. Department of Commerce is celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and paying tribute to the many LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and innovators who help fulfill the promise of America for all. Below we share the stories of a few leaders in the community and ways in which our agencies are advancing inclusive innovation for the betterment of society. Dr. Martine Rothblatt is an entrepreneur...

Pride Month: Celebrating an LGBTQIA+ Leader in Data Collection and Advocacy

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) Pride month is an opportunity to celebrate the strides made in the struggle for the human rights of LGBTQIA+ people, but also to acknowledge the challenges that remain. The U.S. Census Bureau is an agency that embraces the diversity of its staff. “The diverse experiences, perspectives, and contributions of the U.S. Census...

Secretary Raimondo Raises Progress Pride Flag and Reaffirms Commerce’s Commitment to Building a More Inclusive Society for All Americans

In honor of LGBTQI+ Pride Month, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo hosted a ceremony today with Commerce employees and announced the Department will fly the Progress Pride Flag at the Herbert C. Hoover Building throughout the month of June. The Progress Pride Flag celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQI+ community, including trans and non-binary individuals, and marginalized communities of color...

PRIDE Month: Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau Offers Valuable Data on Same-Sex Couples

The Department of Commerce (DOC) is proud to join the Nation in commemorating Pride Month. Pride Month is an opportunity to recognize the history of those who paved the way and to reflect on the continued fight for LGBTQ+ rights. Same-sex families reflect growing diversity and living arrangements in the United States. In honor of Pride Month, the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau has...