EPA emits sexuality PC gibberish pollution

Let’s begin with a garbled bunch of words, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon:

Today EPA is taking a crucial step forward and playing a leadership role for the federal government in equal employment opportunity and diversity and inclusion by piloting the collection of voluntary, self-disclosed sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) workforce data.

Well, blow me down!

The EPA is on the verge of doing this, that, and the other in order to achieve this and that as well as diversity along with some other stuff because it and they will produce better and more of this and that plus inclusion because a few more words and SOGI!

Here’s the backstory:

The Environmental Protection Agency will begin collecting sexual orientation and gender identity information on its employees this fall, according to an internal email.

The email sent last week by EPA Chief of Staff Matt Fritz announced a “ground-breaking” pilot program that will allow employees to answer survey questions about their sexuality.

“A professional, productive, and inclusive workplace is essential to our mission of protecting human health and the environment,” Fritz wrote….

Oh, that’s right!  I forgot.  It’s also “ground-breaking”!  (That means it’s gotta be good.)

Nonsensical, idiotic, inane explanations continue at breakneck speed:

“When collected, safely stored, and analyzed along with other demographic information, SOGI data serve as an important resource for developing workforce engagement strategies and improving organizational performance,” he said.

The purpose of collecting the information is to make LGBT employees “feel included” at the agency.

Oh, brother.

Don’t you just love the part about how the data they collect will be “safely stored”?  I presume that members of the LGBT community aren’t concerned about the IRS, since that’s not the demographic that alphabet soup agency likes to target.  However, they might want to think about the consequences of being on a list of LGBT employees should a devout Muslim ever get ahold of it.

Perhaps the best part is the EPA’s twisted logic is that by keeping a list of employees who identify as members of the LGBT crowd, organizational performance will be enhanced.  You know, because then those folks will feel a part.  Included.  And work productivity will go up, up, up!


The purpose of collecting the information is to make LGBT employees “feel included” at the agency.

“…nationwide statistics show that employee engagement and productivity are undermined because a substantial number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees do not feel included in workplaces and feel compelled to lie about their personal lives at work,” Fritz said…. [snip]

All EPA employees will be able to enter their gender and sexual orientation into a database by this winter. Sexual orientation and gender will be added to the already existing “Employee Express” system that collects data on race, national origin, and disability.

Whoo-hoo!  Hop on board the Employee Express train!  There’s a new box to fit into, and the government wants to know all about ya!

But in all seriousness, what is this about?  Here’s my take:

I think it’s about the push of the LGBT agenda – to normalize it and put it on par with demographic categories like gender, race, and so on.  (As an aside, I loathe the government collecting any sort of extraneous data on any of us.)

It’s also, potentially, a step in what would inevitably be a series of steps that progressives and the LGBT community want to advance with respect to gender.  What next?  Will gender categories no longer be M or F and instead be M, F, or T (for transsexual, which is an invented term to gloss over a mental illness)?  Or will gender be erased entirely, replaced with such choices as ve, ver, and vis?

I also wonder if part of SOGI is to create a platform upon which members of the LGBT community can officially join the industrial grievance complex, crying homophobia should the quality of their work simply not be up to snuff.

Also crossing my mind is how this might contribute to a quota system whereby, eventually, the government and then private business must prove they have a rainbow of people from “diverse” backgrounds, including members of the LGBT community.  (Of course, diversity is always about certain groups and not others, as minority demographic groups that have been disproportionately successful in America are rarely, if ever, included in these kinds of mandates.)

It’s all very strange and ironic, as well, when you consider how weird it is to invite homosexuals who may be in the closet at work to come out of the closet by putting their name on a super-private list.

Who can say?  When you’re dealing with the left, anything’s possible.

Hat tip: The Blaze