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!
On July 9, 2020, DOJ Pride held a virtual brown bag event with two prosecutors in the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division. The presenters discussed their work in 2016 and 2017 prosecuting Joshua Vallum for the assault and murder of Mercedes Williamson, a 17-year-old transgender woman. This was the first case ever prosecuted … Continue reading Zoom Brown Bag on the prosecution of Joshua Vallum
As many of you have no doubt already heard, today, the Supreme Court held by a 6-3 vote that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits an employer from discriminating against an individual on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status. The statute explicitly bars such discrimination on the basis of … Continue reading Today’s Victory in Bostock v. Clayton County
The DOJ Employee Organizations, including the DOJ Association of Hispanic Employees for Advancement and Development (DOJ-AHEAD), DOJ Blacks in Government (DOJ BIG), DOJ Gender Equality Network (DOJ GEN), Justice Native American Association (JUNAA), DOJ Pan Asia Employees Association (DOJ Pan Asia), and DOJ Pride, collectively and emphatically stand behind the statement from DOJABA below. Indeed, … Continue reading Statement by DOJABA regarding the unjust killings of Black Americans
The last few weeks have been particularly painful during a time when so many are already struggling. DOJ Pride Board member Lindsay Dunn prepared the following statement on behalf of the entire Board on the need for reflection, solidarity, and action right now: This June, we celebrate Pride. We also celebrate the fifth anniversary of … Continue reading June Pride Month Statement
Pride Month is almost upon us! Though we're all still social distancing and working remotely, DOJ Pride has been busy organizing some virtual events to help us celebrate Pride Month and keep us all connected during these stressful times. First, we're organizing a set of virtual happy hours (likely in the second or third week … Continue reading Upcoming Pride Month Activities!
Given the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders, our inter-agency happy hour scheduled for April 15 is postponed. We will try to reschedule the event as soon as we can. In the meantime, we hope that all our members stay home and stay safe!
Join LGBTQ+ employee resource groups from across the federal government to hang out, meet new friends and welcome spring! We will gather once again at Red Bear Brewing Company on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 5:30 PM. It’s just a block away from 4CON on M Street—209 M Street NE. It’s gay-owned and LGBTQ-friendly. See … Continue reading LGBTQ+ Inter-Agency Happy Hour—April 15
Come out for DOJ Pride’s first happy hour of 2020 on the auspicious date of 2/20/2020! We’ll be meeting up at Red Bear Brewing Company at 5:30 PM. If you haven’t been to Red Bear yet, you have no excuses! It’s just a block away from 4CON on M Street—209 M Street NE, to be … Continue reading DOJ Pride Winter Happy Hour
On November 22, 2019, the Board of Directors for DOJ Pride delivered a letter to Attorney General Barr regarding concern about employee morale in the wake of the Department's briefs and arguments in U.S. Supreme Court cases, R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. EEOC; Bostock v. Clayton County, GA; and Altitude Express Inc. … Continue reading Letter to Attorney General Barr regarding Title VII protections