LGBT Workers and Partial Equality: A continuing challenge to the legacy of Frank Kameny

The Washington Post, in conjunction with the relase of the "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" rankings, takes stock of LGBT federal employee progress from benefits to challenges in being out in the workplace in today's article.  Two DOJ Pride Board members, President Marc Salans and Melissa Schraibman are quoted within the story.

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BOP’s MCC-NY staff celebrate LGBT History Month

On October 27, 2011, the Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York staff celebrated LGBT History Month. Renowned author and social activist Perry Brass presented a version of LGBT history that mixed his life story with general societal progress on LGBT issues. In 1969, Mr. Brass co-edited Come Out, the first gay liberation newspaper in the world. … Continue reading BOP’s MCC-NY staff celebrate LGBT History Month

DOJ Pride Night at the Movies: J. Edgar

Join DOJ Pride in a screening of the Clint Eastwood biographical film, "J. Edgar" on Wednesday, November 16th.  Location and details forthcoming.  A summary from Wikipedia notes that, "J. Edgar is a 2011 biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwoodfrom a script by Dustin Lance Black. The film focus on the career of FBI director … Continue reading DOJ Pride Night at the Movies: J. Edgar

Frank Kameny lying in State at Carnegie Library, November 3rd from 3-8pm

Tomorrow, November 3rd, there will be a “Lying-in-State for Dr. Franklin E. Kameny,'' a five-hour viewing of the gay-rights pioneer who died Oct. 11 at the age of 86. The viewing will take place in the first-floor atrium of the Carnegie Library, located between 7th and 9th Streets NW at Mount Vernon Square, from 3 … Continue reading Frank Kameny lying in State at Carnegie Library, November 3rd from 3-8pm

Same Sex Benefits Brown Bag November 9th

Come learn what benefits are currently available to same-sex spouses/partners of federal employees, why certain benefits have not been extended, and the status of legislative efforts to obtain equal benefits for all federal employees. Same-sex domestic partner benefits brownbag Speaker: Rob Shriver, Senior Policy Counsel, Office of Personnel Management Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Time: … Continue reading Same Sex Benefits Brown Bag November 9th