DOJ Pride updates

SUMMARY Tuesday, May 12:  News article about a settlement with the VA for “full relief” after the VA threatened to terminate a psychiatrist for being out. Saturday, May 16:  President Obama released a statement about the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Sunday, May 17:  Vice President Biden released a statement about the International Day … Continue reading DOJ Pride updates

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2015 DOJ Pride Award winners

DOJ Pride is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 DOJ Pride Awards: The Gerald B. Roemer Community Service Award Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Solicitor General of the United States, and Stuart F. Delery, Acting Associate Attorney General of the United States The James R. Douglass Award Sharon M. McGowan, Deputy Chief of the … Continue reading 2015 DOJ Pride Award winners

AG Holder Directs Department to Include Gender Identity Under Sex Discrimination Employment Claims

Attorney General Holder Directs Department to Include Gender Identity Under Sex Discrimination Employment Claims New Memo Applies to All DOJ Components and U.S. Attorneys FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 18, 2014   Attorney General Holder announced today that the Department of Justice will take the position in litigation that the protection of Title VII of … Continue reading AG Holder Directs Department to Include Gender Identity Under Sex Discrimination Employment Claims

DOJ Pride Commemorates the 5 year Anniversary of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

DOJ Pride commemorates the five-year anniversary of the signing of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. The Shepard/Byrd law greatly expanded the federal government’s ability to prosecute hate crimes and marked the first time that the words “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender” appeared in the U.S. Code. After singing the … Continue reading DOJ Pride Commemorates the 5 year Anniversary of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

Congratulations to DOJ attorneys for being named one of the top 40 under 40 LGBT Lawyers

DOJ Pride wishes a huge congratulations to our current President, John Elias, as well as Civil Rights Division attorney Alexandra Shandell, for being named to the National LGBT Bar's Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 – Class of 2014. We wish both of them continued professional success. http://lgbtbar.org/what-we-do/awards-recognition/best-lgbt-lawyers-under-40/

Presidential Proclamation — Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2014

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2014 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As progress spreads from State to State, as justice is delivered in the courtroom, and as more of our fellow Americans are treated with dignity and respect -- our … Continue reading Presidential Proclamation — Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2014