The CIA is plowing ahead with its series of new recruitment ads aimed at millennials, releasing a new video ad last week despite the scoffs and criticism with which the previous installments were met.
The latest “Humans of CIA” video ad features a man who says he is an “agency librarian” for the CIA and describes his struggles with being gay and the acceptance he encountered at the CIA.
“Growing up gay in a small Southern town, I was lucky to have a wonderful and accepting family. I always struggled with the idea that I may not be able to discuss my personal life at work,” the man in the CIA ad says. “Imagine my surprise when I was taking my oath at the CIA and I noticed a rainbow on then-Director Brennan’s lanyard.”