Biden Admin Screens Movie Pushing For More Queer Marine Biologists As ‘Trans Day Of Visibility’ Celebration

'Was marine science something that a queer woman could do?' ponders documentary promoted by Biden administration
A Pride flag is displayed during a Pride celebration on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on June 10, 2023.
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The Biden administration’s Department of the Interior (DOI) is set to celebrate “transgender day of visibility” with a screening of a documentary about LGBT inclusion in marine biology, an internal email obtained by The Daily Wire reveals.

The department, tasked with the management and conservation of federal land, announced that it would host a screening of “Diving for Rays: A Queer Conservationist’s Story” in an employee digest email sent on March 26th that was obtained exclusively by The Daily Wire

“Transgender Day of Visibility is an internationally recognized event that is celebrated annually on March 31st to help raise awareness and increase understanding of the challenges, importance and struggles of our transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming communities,” the email reads. “The Department will mark this important occasion by showing a short documentary called ‘Diving for Rays: A Queer Conservationist’s Story.”

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The documentary that Interior is screening in celebration of transgenderism details the experiences of Nicole Morris, a native of San Diego, California who complains that the field of marine biology is saturated with straight men.

“After realizing the lack of LGBTQ+ visibility in marine science led her to abandon her childhood dream, Nicole Morris decided to re-route her life path to try and become a marine biologist, to conserve endangered rays,” a description of the film, posted to the National Park Service website reads.

“All I was ever exposed to were documentaries that had the perspectives of straight men,” Morris bemoans in the documentary. “As I got older it became harder and harder to imagine myself in those films,” she says before later adding, “So I had to ask myself ‘was marine science something that a queer woman could do?’”

The film screening comes as President Joe Biden has directed the entire federal bureaucracy to push leftist gender ideology and the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) agenda. Biden most recently reaffirmed his commitment to far-left dogmas by declaring Easter Sunday as “Transgender Day of Visibility,” a move that was widely condemned by his critics.

The film details Morris’ journey to becoming a marine conservationist, with her learning how to scuba dive before later being accepted into a graduate school program.

“I think getting scuba certified helped me to finally see myself for the first time. That helped me to see myself as both a marine conservationist and as a queer woman,” she says at one point in the 22-minute long documentary. “I like to think that even though I might be different from most marine conservationists, my perspective as a queer woman in science is just as important.”

“I am fully out and I am fully proud and I am a queer marine conservationist,” Morris says at the end of the film.

An Interior spokesman told The Daily Wire that the screening is not mandatory, though he did not answer questions pertaining to the cost of the screening.

“Following the documentary, there will be a question-and-answer session with the filmmaker, Nova, West, and a panel of representatives from multiple LGBTQIA+ Employee Resource Groups from the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and the National Park Service,” the email also states.

The email suggests that the screening was organized by Tristian Edgarian, who leads Interior’s LGBTQ Employee Resource Group along with James Mosley. The film screening comes as the wider federal bureaucracy has embraced far-left views on both gender and race, institutionalizing ideology into their practices and initiatives.

Even the intelligence community has pushed far-left dogmas under the Biden administration. A recent Daily Wire investigation revealed that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence sent out a DEI newsletter to the entire intelligence community, including the FBI, CIA, and DOJ, instructing agents to avoid using “problematic phrases” when discussing Islamic terrorism. The same DEI document also featured an article from an anonymous intelligence official who claimed that crossdressing makes him a “better intelligence officer.”

DEI trainings have become commonplace throughout the federal bureaucracy, with the Internal Revenue Service hosting a mandatory training for criminal investigators that pulled material from a radical transgender academic who called for the “death of whiteness” in an article titled “Dead Honky.”

Trump has signaled that he will take steps to gut the administrative state if he is reelected, using tools like Schedule F, an executive order, to strip civil service employment protections from bureaucrats who have influence over the policy-making process.

“We will pass critical reforms making every executive branch employee fireable by the president of the United States,” Trump said at a rally, touting the plan. “The deep state must be brought to heel.”

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