DOJ Pride’s Schedule for Pride 2019

Tuesday, June 4th:

Brown Bag on the Stonewall Riots and the Newseum’s Exhibit on the 50-year fight for LGBTQ rights

DOJ Pride is proud to announce that on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, we will host Christy Wallover from the Newseum in Washington D.C. for a brown bag discussing the Newseum’s current exhibit, “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement.” The exhibit explores how the Stonewall riots gave rise to a 50-year fight for civil rights for LGBTQ Americans, and it showcases key moments from that enduring struggle. It also discusses the way pop culture influenced societal attitudes about the LGBTQ community, and how the gay rights movement harnessed the power of public protest to change laws and shatter stereotypes.

Join us on Tuesday, June 4, at noon in Room 9429 in the Liberty Square Building (450 5th St NW) to hear from Christy and learn more about Stonewall and the ensuing 50 years!


Thursday, June 6th:

Pre-Parade Happy Hour with Pride in Federal Service

Just a couple of days before the Capital Pride Parade, come out and meet some of the folks we’ll be marching with at a happy hour we’re having with Pride in Federal Service. We’ll be meeting up after work on June 6 at Shaw’s Tavern, which is located at 520 Florida Ave NW. It’ll be a great way to get into the Pride Month spirit and get to know some of our LGBTQ+ federal colleagues.


Friday, June 7th:

DC Front Runners 5k Race – Run with DOJ Pride

For those of you who live in the DC Metro area, the DC Front Runners have opened up registration for their seventh annual Pride Run 5k, which will take place the day before the DC Pride Parade, on Friday, June 7, 2019. The 5K race benefits local LGBTQ and youth-supporting organizations, including Team DC, the Wanda Alston Foundation, and Casa Ruby.

For the second year, DOJ Pride has set up a team for any members interested in running the race (last year, we finished 14th out of 39 teams!). If you haven’t registered, just search for DOJ Pride during the registration process and you’ll automatically be added. If you’ve already registered, send Jason Lee ( the email you used during registration so that you can be manually added to the team. Let’s race together for a great set of causes!


Saturday June 8th:

March with DOJ Pride in the 2019 Capital Pride Parade

This year, the Capital Pride Parade will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2019. DOJ Pride will be marching in the parade, alongside our friends at FBI Pride and the rest of the Pride in Federal Service contingent. To help the organizers at Pride in Federal Service manage the event and keep track of participants, if you are interested in marching with us, please email Jason Lee ( We hope to see you on June 8!


Wednesday June 19th:

DOJ Pride Awards Reception

Join DOJ Pride as we recognize the 2019 recipients of our Gerald B. Roemer and James R. Douglas awards.  The event will be held on Wednesday, June 19, from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM in Room 9429 in the Liberty Square Building (450 5th St NW).

  • The Gerald B. Roemer award recognizes contributions to the broader LGBTQ community. Established in 1998, the Roemer Award recalls the life of Jerry Roemer, who died in 1997 from complications of AIDS. After receiving his HIV diagnosis, Jerry chose to complete law school and then began a career with the Department of Justice.
  • The James R. Douglass award recognizes contributions to the work-life environment of the Department’s LGBTQ employees. Established in 1997, the award is named in honor of Jim Douglass, a founding member of DOJ Pride who died in 1996. Jim was an openly-gay HIV-positive employee of the Justice Management Division for many years of his career in the Federal Government.

If you are planning to attend, please contact Tim Laffredi ( to reserve your seat.

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