DOJ Pride Awards Reception – June 19th

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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