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EEO - Civil Rights - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Emphasis

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Emphasis Program

Program Manager: Gabriella Coughlin
Phone: (505) 761-4499
Email: gabriella.coughlin@usda.gov

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Program Manager is responsible for providing LGBT awareness and education to NRCS employees and partners while focusing on such issues as employment, retention, promotion, training, career development, and advancement opportunities affecting LGBT applicants and employees at NRCS.


The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Special Emphasis Program is designed to:

  •  Ensure that gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people receive equal treatment in all aspects of employment.
  • Increase the number of LGBT people employed in all professional, administrative, technical, clerical, and other categories, series, and grade levels.
  • Provide opportunities to participate in training, career development, and leadership programs.
  • Encourage the participation of LGBT populations in all NRCS-sponsored programs and activities.
  • Provide a network of professional support for LGBT.
  • Provide mentoring support to LGBT in the workforce.
  • Educate all NRCS employees by raising the level of awareness of LGBT workplace issues and concerns.

LGBT Celebrated Month 

The LGBT community has a month of celebration and various other days that are important to the community as well.

June is Pride month and a time for community members and ally’s to show support for the entire community and celebrate the Stonewall Riots of 1969 in New York City. That event is considered to be the birth of the modern LGBT rights struggle.