The Department of Justice will sponsor its annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month Program at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in The Great Hall of the Robert F. Kennedy Building.  The theme for this year’s program is “The Power of Out.”  Chai Feldblum, Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, will serve as the keynote speaker.  There will also be special remarks from DOJ Senior Leadership.  DOJ Pride, the Department’s organization of LGBT employees and their allies, will present its Roemer Community Service Award and James R. Douglass Award, and the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company of Washington, D.C. will perform an excerpt from “8:  The Play”.  This play is based on the Federal District court case filed by American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) to overturn Proposition 8, which eliminated gay and lesbian couples’ right to marry in California in 2008.

Help celebrate in the Department’s annual recognition of the accomplishments and contributions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans to the Justice Department and the Nation!