Forest Service Pays for ‘LGBT Safe Space’ Training


The U.S. Forest Service paid over $12,000 for customized “LGBT safe space” training for its staff, according to government contracts.

Employees at Siuslaw and Williamette National Forests in Oregon received the training from a company that specializes in “empowering change agents.”

Two separate contracts totaling $12,025 were awarded earlier this year to DRC Learning Solutions, a Portland, Oregon-based company.

The first contract, signed in February and worth $4,975, called for “customized for the FS [Forest Service], LGBT Safe Space training for the Siuslaw and Willamette National Forest Staff.” A second contract worth $7,050 was signed in April.

DRC Learning Solutions says its mission is to “incite empowerment and social change through learning experiences.”

“Social and environmental change on a large scale requires a concerted effort by many,” the company states on its website. “You have initiatives that involve training educators and community members to be agents of change.  Determining curriculum that is effective yet streamlined enough to meet your time constraints can be difficult.” – READ MORE

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