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Smithsonian Shows Its PRIDE!

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 by in AADAPT, The OFI Blog |

Smithsonian Interns at 2017 Capital Pride Celebration

On Saturday June 10, led by our Secretary, David J. Skorton and Smithsonian GLOBE, over 75 Smithsonian LGBTQ employees, affiliated staff, and allies marched together in the 2017 Capital Pride Parade. Fitting this year’s Capital Pride theme of “Unapologetically Proud,” participants wore colorful t-shirts representing the Smithsonian Institution’s LGBTQ Employees and Allies as they marched through Dupont Circle and along the parade route to 14th Street. The Smithsonian was one of nearly two hundred organizations participating in the parade this year, making its members among the tens of thousands of people who celebrated diverse identities and communities for 2017 Capital Pride! (Written by Jennifer Ha, OEEMA) AADAPT member Shahin Nemazee of OEEMA helped staff the SI table and was able to promote SI academic appointments and careers!

For more details on this exciting event and to see the entire picture gallery, click here.

Smithsonian Staff at 2017 Capital Pride Celebration