Prosecuting Anti-LGBTQ Hate Crimes

Today the DOJ Civil Rights Division and DOJ Pride presented a panel discussion about the successful prosecution of four defendants for hate crimes and other charges after they used the social media dating platform Grindr to target gay men for violent crimes in Texas.  Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke joined Rose Gibson, Deputy Criminal Chief, … Continue reading Prosecuting Anti-LGBTQ Hate Crimes

DOJ Pride Board sends Attorney General Garland a Pride Month welcome and thank-you letter

The DOJ Pride Board delivered a letter to Attorney General Garland, welcoming him back to the Department and thanking him for his support and remarks at this year’s DOJ LGBTQ+ Pride Month Observance.  DOJ Pride looks forward to further opportunities to work with the Attorney General and Department leadership to continue supporting and empowering DOJ’s … Continue reading DOJ Pride Board sends Attorney General Garland a Pride Month welcome and thank-you letter

LGBTQ+ Pride Month Celebration at DOJ, Featuring Keynote from Dr. Rachel Levine

DOJ Pride was honored to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month this year through the Department of Justice’s virtual program on June 21, 2021,featuring special remarks from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and DOJ Pride President Derek Julius, as well as a keynote address from Dr. Rachel Levine, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. … Continue reading LGBTQ+ Pride Month Celebration at DOJ, Featuring Keynote from Dr. Rachel Levine

PRIDE 2021: RESILIENCE

This year’s 2021 Department Pride Month theme, “Resilience,” highlights the strength and perseverance of the LGBTQ+ community.  DOJ Pride thanks all the DOJ components who partnered with us throughout the month to co-host virtual panels addressing the achievements and needs of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as all speakers and presenters, including our own DOJ … Continue reading PRIDE 2021: RESILIENCE

DOJABA and DOJ Pride Observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – Sunday, February 7, 2021

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (#NBHAAD) began in 1999 as a grass-roots education effort to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS prevention, care, and treatment in the Black community.  The 2021 NBHAAD theme is “We’re In This Together.” The DOJ Association of Black Attorneys (DOJABA) and DOJ Pride are joining forces to increase awareness and … Continue reading DOJABA and DOJ Pride Observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – Sunday, February 7, 2021

DOJABA Statement on the Events at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021

The Department of Justice Association of Black Attorneys (DOJABA) issued the following statement on January 15, 2021.  DOJ Pride stands with DOJABA in condemning the violent and deadly insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, and calling attention to the disparity between the federal response to that attack and the overwhelmingly peaceful Black Lives … Continue reading DOJABA Statement on the Events at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021

Congratulations to our 2020 DOJ Pride Award recipients!

We wish to express our heartiest congratulations to our 2020 DOJ Pride Award recipients, Special Agent Brett Kalina and Pauli Murray. Special Agent Kalina is the recipient of our 2020 James R. Douglass Award, which recognizes individuals whose efforts have contributed positively to the work-life environment for LGBTQ+ employees in the Department of Justice. The … Continue reading Congratulations to our 2020 DOJ Pride Award recipients!