TVA Live Streams Drag Queen Performance During Work Hours In Honor Of Pride Month (Update 6.28.22)

***Update 6.28.22 – Article has been updated with the TVA’s response to our inquiries.***

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The Tennessee Conservative [By Paula Gomes] –

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in keeping with their Pride wish for “everyone to celebrate their authentic selves” during the month of June, live streamed two drag queens for an hour during the workday on Wednesday according to our source.

Lindsay Sneckenberger, an “ally” and Senior Consultant in Financial Services headed up the event which featured one of the drag queens dressed up as the devil. A website devoted to teaching children about transgenderism through Gender Unicorn was also promoted in a live chat.

Sneckenberger who is listed as a “Diversity and Inclusion advocate and champion” on LinkedIn, and whose responsibilities include “building relationships with colleges and universities to attract and develop business professionals” helped host a LGBTQ+ Student Summit last year on behalf of TVA in a joint sponsored event with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. 

The Student Summit was a two-day virtual gathering of LGBTQ+ students and allies at colleges and universities across the Tennessee Valley designed to “provide students the opportunity to learn about different companies, network with peers and professionals, and gain insight on bringing their authentic self to work.” 

The agenda for the event included such topics as Identifying as LGBTQ+ in the South, Navigating a Dual Identity – Being a LGBTQ+ Person of Color, and How Do You Come Out at Work?

TVA created an employee support group in 2015 called Spectrum for gay and transgender employees, and those that wish to support them, that “focuses on increasing visibility and education about LGBTQ+ issues” and is “especially active in June, during Pride Month.”

TVA produced a series of Pride Videos in 2020 to demonstrate how supportive and inclusive the work environment is for LGBTQ+ employees.

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Since April 2021, TVA has been increasing the focus on inclusion across the organization and established an Inclusion with Diversity Council, which is comprised of executives and advisors representing every area of TVA.

As part of the their equity action plan which seeks to align with President Joe Biden’s Executive Order 13985 calling for equity principles to become an integral part of how the government operates, TVA operates a free legal services program. 

Last year, through the Generating Justice Pro Bono Program, TVA employees, in partnership with the TVA Office of the General Counsel provided pro bono legal services to more than 80 people, the value of which was estimated at $40,000.  

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In TVA’s own words, they are “committed to Inclusion with Diversity” and are taking “deliberate steps to close the gaps” they have identified. They created a Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer position to drive Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) initiatives and have “enhanced recruiting, hiring, training, promotion and employee retention practices to advance DEIA” within the TVA workforce.

Diversity and Inclusion training is also mandatory for all employees at every level of the organization.

While Congress no longer appropriates annual funding for TVA (their funds come from rate-payer fees and interest) their funds are still considered Federal funds as TVA’s existence is authorized by Congress.

The Tennessee Conservative reached out to TVA to ask if participation in the Drag Queen show was optional for employees and how the “performers” were compensated.

A spokesperson from the TVA replied:

“For almost 90 years, TVA has provided low-cost reliable power, protected our natural resources and helped provide good jobs and attracted businesses to the Tennessee Valley. 

Since our inception, TVA has been a force for positive change in the communities we are privileged to serve. Employees are our most valuable assets, and we want our workforce and culture to reflect the Inclusion with Diversity principles we so strongly value – as well as the diversity across our seven-state region.

TVA invests in Inclusion with Diversity because, first and foremost, it is the right thing to do. Only by embracing diversity of thought and talent among team members and stakeholders will TVA achieve its vision for the future – one centered around innovation and service to others.

Inclusion with Diversity is the path that leads to better discussions, decisions and outcomes. As a result, TVA is proud to support our diverse workforce by celebrating the various recognized cultural awareness months, which help us build cultural understanding in our workplace. For example, check out Mason Mathis’ story which will post on our social channels on Monday. Mason chose to work at TVA because of our Inclusion with Diversity efforts. 

June is Pride Month, and TVA does participate in awareness activities. To be clear, all activities are voluntary and scheduled during break periods when it is most convenient for employees. 

Read our DEIA Report for more information about how we are embracing Inclusion with Diversity.”

About the Author: Paula Gomes is a Tennessee resident and reporter for The Tennessee Conservative. You can reach Paula at paula@tennesseeconservativenews.com.

20 thoughts on “TVA Live Streams Drag Queen Performance During Work Hours In Honor Of Pride Month (Update 6.28.22)

  • June 24, 2022 at 4:17 pm
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    I wish I could afford to get off grid because I hate giving TVA my money and they do stupid crap like this! Pandering to trans/gays and saying it’s for “diversity” only separates Americans even more. I AM SO SICK OF THIS CRAP BEING FORCED DOWN MY THROAT!!!

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    • June 24, 2022 at 8:47 pm
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      TVA has the mentality of the federal government. Attack Christianity, attack and divide citizens (customers) and believe they know how to best live your life. How about they pay compensation to those that cleaned up the ash spill. Get your priorities straight TVA.

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    • June 27, 2022 at 11:45 am
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      Exactly! TVA is is in debt up to their ears. This craziness is one of many other reasons why. TVA served a good purpose in it’s day, but they as many other government agencies, have gone way off track.

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  • June 24, 2022 at 4:29 pm
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    HOW about the PROSTITUTES and the whore mongers do they get a an honor video, this kind of crap does not need to be shoved in people faces that do not agree with their LIFE STYLE.

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  • June 24, 2022 at 4:38 pm
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    Hey, Beth are going to take your TVA videos w. U?
    End Beth Harwell’s career of suckling on the public teat

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  • June 24, 2022 at 5:29 pm
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    This pride bullshi* has no place in my utility.

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  • June 24, 2022 at 5:51 pm
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    Yet again the state has infringed on the rights of it’s civil servants. Imagine the labor hours expended over all the TVA personnel to watch this crap! Not only that, anyone waiting on work to be performed will have to wait just a little bit longer.

    Been active duty and a both a federal & state civil servant since 1974 and this has to be one of the most over the top demonstrations of virtue signaling in a long, long time. The fed is is in no better by requiring our Naval personnel to attend gay & trans training and the proper use of pronouns. These people are supposed to be fighters. This will make their job interactions just a bit more difficult as now they will have to be sure they are addressing their peers with the right he/she or pronoun. I thought it was Hey, Sgt, or Hey, Petty Officer, or just plain yes Captain…..

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  • June 24, 2022 at 6:02 pm
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    The morals of America are like a giant cesspool that has spilled over. The alphabet soup people compromise less than 6% of Americas population. Yet this current administration of deviants bends over backwards for this reprobate group of people and constantly pushes this filth and garbage at us. If conservatives only had alternative companies that we could get all needs from that didn’t push their wicked” diversity inclusion” agenda on us. Lets see how long these w*ke companies would stay in business because this small minority group wouldn’t be able to support them. All these CEO’s will have to stand before God one day and give an account for their actions. As Revelations 3:16 says So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit out of my mouth. These companies are trying to straddle both sides of the fence. Better to be hot or cold but not both!
    IN God we trust not government or man. Have a blessed day.

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  • June 24, 2022 at 8:42 pm
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    Yup, lucifer’s dimmercraps. Everything they run runs into the ground.

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  • June 24, 2022 at 9:17 pm
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    It is a shame that Sinful demented behavior is celebrated and something to be proud of! Why don’t they try pushing this agenda in other countries??( Iran, Saudi Arabia) As we all know how that would turn out! Only in America is this tolerated. They had better have their pride now because at the end there will be no pride just sorrow. Very sad.

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  • June 24, 2022 at 10:04 pm
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    I am ashamed to say I worked for them for 32 years

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  • June 24, 2022 at 11:15 pm
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    Disgusting!!!!!
    I AM SICK OF ALL THIS PRIDE JUNK!!
    I AM SICK OF ALL THIS TRANSGENDER JUNK!!

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  • June 26, 2022 at 1:11 pm
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    I have no comment as I cannot reach the same level of bigoted ignorance as the rest of the commenters. And you guys wonder why Tennessee is a fly-over state.

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    • June 28, 2022 at 4:33 pm
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      Well Andrew,
      Your statement your very entitled to and it is respected because you have the right to free speech in this country that I went to war for to protect for you. That fact that you hate this very religious state is ok. Catering to satin and doing his bidding is not a good idea or the job or TVA here. You have to understand more then 90 percent here in this state are of Christian beliefs. So we are not bigots. We believe in God and the Bible. The fact that you don’t is something we will pray for. A company that the people pay for has no business getting in something political. Their job is to supply TN. with electricity ONLY!!!

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    • June 29, 2022 at 11:45 am
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      This has nothing to do with bigotry, but everything about a moral society. This is the typical response from people that think because this lifestyle is ok. That the majority of decent people are called bigots, racists and homophobic. Do you have God in your life? If you do then you would know that this is unacceptable behavior. For a man shall not lie with a man and a woman shall not with a woman.
      Leviticus 18:22. You say you have no comment but yet you spew your hate against the the people that do. I pray that you have God in your life, if not I pray that you ask God to be your Lord and Savior.
      Have a blessed day.
      In God we trust not government or man.

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  • June 28, 2022 at 4:06 pm
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    That sound you hear is the laughter of George Soros and Klaus Schwab who now run America through their paid politicians. I can hear them now, “Go ahead and have drag queens in kindergarten shows and public libraries! There’s not a damned them the citizens can do about it! They will just get angry and divided and it will make our takeover that much easier.”

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  • June 28, 2022 at 6:29 pm
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    TVA is a federally OWNED utility company. See http://www.tva.gov So, Dems, how do you like xiden now? You think showing this smut to kids and during WORK hours is beneficial? Tolerant? Diversity? It’s about sex, not acceptance. And showing men dressing like perverse clowns is not a good representation of anything except debauchery. What a shame.

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  • June 28, 2022 at 11:33 pm
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    If these TVA Employees are forced to watch this garbage then nothing should ever be said if they wanted to watch a speaker preach on how to save their soul?? Then naturally there would be major back lash from TVA and anybody else crawling out of the sewer to complain.

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