Frank Kameny, a local and national LGBT Rights Pioneer, was found dead at his home on October 11, 2011, which was also National Coming Out Day. A recipient of the DOJ Pride Gerald B. Roemer Community Service Award, he was at the Department as recently as October 5th for a screening of Gay Pioneers. His signs, part of the Kameny papers project and now at the Smithsonian have been displayed in the halls of Justice before as well. His life is a testament to striving for greatness, equality, and living openly. Needless to say, he will be missed. The full obituary is available from the Washington Post.
Congrats to the U.S. Attorneys Office in Oregon and the many people who helped in the production and development of this video. And most importantly, to all those that shared their personal stories of inspiration.
Please join DOJ Pride in congratulating Robert Lee Pitman on his confirmation as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas. Mr. Pittman, an openly gay man, was confirmed on Monday, September 26, and is believed to be the first openly gay U.S. Attorney in Texas.
You can read more about his confirmation here.