Congratulations to our 2020 DOJ Pride Award recipients!

We wish to express our heartiest congratulations to our 2020 DOJ Pride Award recipients, Special Agent Brett Kalina and Pauli Murray. Special Agent Kalina is the recipient of our 2020 James R. Douglass Award, which recognizes individuals whose efforts have contributed positively to the work-life environment for LGBTQ+ employees in the Department of Justice. The … Continue reading Congratulations to our 2020 DOJ Pride Award recipients!

Zoom Brown Bag on the prosecution of Joshua Vallum

On July 9, 2020, DOJ Pride held a virtual brown bag event with two prosecutors in the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division.  The presenters discussed their work in 2016 and 2017 prosecuting Joshua Vallum for the assault and murder of Mercedes Williamson, a 17-year-old transgender woman.  This was the first case ever prosecuted … Continue reading Zoom Brown Bag on the prosecution of Joshua Vallum

Today’s Victory in Bostock v. Clayton County

As many of you have no doubt already heard, today, the Supreme Court held by a 6-3 vote that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits an employer from discriminating against an individual on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status.  The statute explicitly bars such discrimination on the basis of … Continue reading Today’s Victory in Bostock v. Clayton County

Statement by DOJABA regarding the unjust killings of Black Americans

The DOJ Employee Organizations, including the DOJ Association of Hispanic Employees for Advancement and Development (DOJ-AHEAD), DOJ Blacks in Government (DOJ BIG), DOJ Gender Equality Network (DOJ GEN), Justice Native American Association (JUNAA), DOJ Pan Asia Employees Association (DOJ Pan Asia), and DOJ Pride, collectively and emphatically stand behind the statement from DOJABA below.  Indeed, … Continue reading Statement by DOJABA regarding the unjust killings of Black Americans

LGBTQ+ Inter-Agency Happy Hour—April 15

Join LGBTQ+ employee resource groups from across the federal government to hang out, meet new friends and welcome spring!  We will gather once again at Red Bear Brewing Company on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 5:30 PM.  It’s just a block away from 4CON on M Street—209 M Street NE.  It’s gay-owned and LGBTQ-friendly.  See … Continue reading LGBTQ+ Inter-Agency Happy Hour—April 15