Amanda Simpson, the first openly transgender appointee and former board member of the National Center for Transgender Equality, was featured in the Spotlight on Commerce blog series. Simpson is the Senior Technical Advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security.
On celebrating Pride, Simpson says:
To me, Pride Month has always meant the opportunity to validate that LGBT persons are strong contributors to our society – in every manner and in every aspect of our society. And with the visibility afforded by the celebration, we can highlight the commonality that our differences bring, that we wish nothing more than to be treated just like everyone else. I celebrate Pride Month by reconnecting with friends I don’t often have the opportunity to see as well as speaking to the greater community about acceptance and how such tolerance benefits everyone.
Read the full post here.